Saturday, December 26

Merry Christmas

On Christmas Eve I went with Rachael and her family to the La Salette shrine in Enfield. The entire hill is covered with these lights, its very beautiful, but equally cold. Chinese food quickly followed.

Go There:
Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette
- 410 NH Route 4A Enfield, NH 03748 603/632-7087
Orient Restaurant- 3 Lebanon Street, Hanover NH - 603/643-8888

//Enfield, New Hampshire //43.642558, -72.147723

Tuesday, December 22

Portrait: Thom Browne

Thom Browne is one of americas top men's designers. This portrait was taken at his store on Hudson St. in New York's Tribeca neighborhood.

Go There:
Thom Browne
100 Hudson St. New York, NY - (212) 633-1197
// New York, NY // 40.719150, -74.008582

Friday, December 18

Reportage: Kids Being Kids

Something that I have learned is that kids will be kids, no matter where in the world you are. This bunch of spanish kids was hanging out on their stoop by their home in Tenerife which is a small island off the west coast of Africa.
// Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain // 28.460385, -16.264539

Monday, December 14

Reportage: Beach

A couple watching the launch of a space shuttle.
// New Smyrna Beach, FL // 29.028595, -80.895248

Sunday, December 13

Inspiration: Elliot Erwitt

This is my dream job: Elliott Erwitt, my favorite photographer got hired for an amazing job. He was sent to PR to photograph the culture for a web and TV campaign. Check it out.

Thursday, December 10

Landscape: Tulips

This is the second in the series of posts of Tulips from the Skagit Valley in Washington State. I figured that everyone could use something bright on this cold grey day. Enjoy.
// Skagit Valley, WA // 48.442921, -122.409912

Sunday, December 6

Music: Chris Unck and The Black Roses

A good friend of mine invited me to shoot Chris Unck and his band The Black Roses at the new Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. They put on a great show, with tons of energy and an awesome stage presence. Look closely at the last photo- you will see Chris's guitar in midair, as it is falls to the stage.
Go There:
Chris Unck
- Myspace
The Knitting Factory- 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 Tel: (347) 529-6696
// Brooklyn, NY // 40.705964, -73.946130

Wednesday, December 2

Artists 4 Israel: (S)kin 8

Our 8th life drawing class was again a huge success this past week. This edition was completely sold out, people were even standing around the edges of the room with sketch pads in hand. Check out our next edition on Sunday December 27th. Email A4I for more details.
// New York, NY // 40.674162, -73.988571

Saturday, November 28

Reportage: Blowing Up Balloons

There are many traditions that New Yorkers get to participate in which are by nature exclusive due to geography. Sometimes the rest of the world looks on, like at the Christmas Tree lighting in Rockefeller Center, or the Dropping of the Ball in Times Square. But there is one that is reserved for the few who are willing to treck out in the cold and rain, the blowing up of the balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's a family affair to be sure, with kids in strollers, and on their fathers shoulders, looks of amazement abound.
// New York, NY // 40.781174, -73.972511

Tuesday, November 24

Artists 4 Israel: Infidel Cooking

Food has been an incredibly powerful weapon in history. It has started wars, won revolutions and served as a shared commitment upon which great alliances have been built. Gourmet chefs teach secrets about the power of food. Learn how to bake, cook and serve history’s most important dishes.

Honey Cake (Lekach)

Wet Ingredients
3 Eggs
1 Cup Honey
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Warm Strong Coffee
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Whiskey
2 Teaspoons Vanilla

Dry Ingredients
2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon Allspice
1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
2.5 Cups Flour
1/3 Cup Raisins
1/3 Cup Orange Peel
1/3 Cup Walnuts

(Raisins, Orange Peel, Nuts & Whiskey are optional and can be used together, just one ingredient or omitted altogether depending on your taste.)

Preheat oven to 350 F

Beat the eggs together with honey, then add vanilla and mix in sugar.

Add coffee and pour into egg mixture together with oil.

In a separate bowl mix all dry ingredients.

Join the contents of the two bowls and mix well. Then stir in remaining ingredients.

Pour into a rectangular loaf pan.

Bake at 350 F for about an hour.
// New York, NY // 40.7777687, -73.9487539

Friday, November 20

Reportage: ING New York City Marathon

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These images were from the 2009 ING New York City Marathon. I shot them around the 81st St. entrance to Central Park, in the shoot after the finish. The last image is of a runner after completing the course in a time of 3:11, and yes, he's smoking a cigarette. (kids, don't try that at home)
// New York, NY // 40.781971,-73.971763

Monday, November 16

Reportage: Market in Jerusalem

This is one of my favorite images from a recent two week trip to Israel. The image was taken at the famed Shuk (market) in Jerusalem. It strikes me for so many reasons, and tells so many stories, but in the end speaks to the community that exists. Call it diverse if you must, but to me it just goes to show that Israel is just like New York, just like London, but still remains its own, magical place.
// Jerusalem // 31.785556, 35.212222