Tuesday, March 30

Rambling: I guess, I should turn to stock?

Today's NYTimes had a really interesting article which was very relevant to photographers in my position. About how Flikr and stock sites have changed what photography is needed for editorial and advertising.
// New York, NY // 40.727909, -73.980883

Sunday, March 28

Jobs: Magazine Portrait - Diane Houk

I was commissioned to take a portrait of Diane Houk, whowas a trial attorney in the Housing Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. After that she co-founded the Fair Housing Justice Center in New York City, and serves as a lecturer on fair housing at Columbia Law School. In late 2009, she joined the New York law practice of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, where she litigates civil rights cases.
// New York, NY // 40.759484, -73.977170

Wednesday, March 24

Jobs: Shique Clothiers

A good friend of mine's father owns a great little Beautique at the Colonial Park called Shique CLothiers. Its a wall laid out store with a mix of brands thats perfect for the area. These are a few of the urn-retouched shots from the day. Check out their website for the finished product.

Go There:
Chique Clothiers - 68 Colonial Park Mall Harrisburg, PA - (717) 695.9057
// Harrisburg, PA // 40.301392, -76.815826

Saturday, March 20

Architecture: Burano

This was from a trip that I took several years ago to the island of Burano (one of the islands adjacent to Venice). I much prefer to visit this island than Venice for many reasons. The most prevalent is that it is drastically less touristic. While its main form of income is still from tourism, the people who inhabit the island are much kinder and their attitudes are much more relaxed. It is known for its colorful houses and producing hand made lace. I truly recommend taking a half day to explore the area.
// Burano, Italia // 45.487160, 12.416380

Thursday, March 18

Rambling: The VP Strikes again

"I just got back from the Middle East. It's great to be in a place where a housing expansion is a good thing."

// Washington, DC // 38.897610, -77.036377

Tuesday, March 16

Jobs: Dveykus Clothing

I was hired by Dvekus, a small NYC clothing company through the producer / amazing Stylist Sarah Brega, to shoot their SS10 Look Book. Here are a few of the images that were used.
// Brooklyn, NY // 40.699680, -73.951952

Friday, March 12

Rambling: Fortune Cookies

Tis true.
// New York, NY // 40.714550, -74.007124

Monday, March 8

Music: Vicio







Artists 4 Israel did it again! This time it was a fantastic Indy Rock concert. I will put of a bunch of images from the night on various posts. This first set is from a band called Vicio. They put on a great show and really got the croud into it.
// New York, NY // 40.738566, -73.993408

Thursday, March 4

Food: Homemade Pasta

Maybe two years ago I bought a pasta maker with the highest intentions of using it. HA. So last week while walking though my basement, and found it again. So I decided that instant that I needed to use it. Like always that day got busy, but the next day turned into a huge snow storm, the perfect time to play with it. The first batch of dough turned out way to dry, so that got scratched, but the second came out perfectly. After playing with several different withs and sizes I found the perfect combination. This week I was babysitting for some friends, and looking for an activity to do with the 6 year old. This seemed like the perfect thing to do. It turned out to be a fantastic activity, we learned about fractions, how to crack eggs, and about how you have to roll it many times at different withs.

Homemade Pasta
1 & 1/2 Cups Flour + Extra to flour surface or adjust dough
2 Large Eggs
Large Pinch of Salt
Water to moisten dough if necessary

Place the flour in the center of a clean work surface and make a well in the center. Crack the two eggs into the well, and add the salt. Mix the ingredients together with your hands until it forms a nice dough, adding flour or water as needed. Once mixed together the dough should form a firm ball. Kneed this for an additional 5 minuets. Place in a bowl and cover with a damp paper towel to make sure it doesn't dry out. Let rest for 30 minuets.

Begin by dividing the dough into four equal parts. Roll each section into a cylinder and one at a time put into the pasta machine starting at the widest setting. Do this with each of the pieces of dough. Then adjust the setting to make the rollers narrower and roll the dough though. Repeat the process until you have reached the desired thickness. For me this was a half step back from the narrowest. I found that it was necessary to flower the pieces several times after I took them out of the machine as they stated to get sticky. I would also recommend cutting the strips to keep them manageable. 3 feet seems to be be the ideal length for linguini and pappardelle.

Attach the cutter of your choice and feed the dough through letting the pasta fall. Once you have fed half of the piece through, take the handle of a wooden spoon and place a the point where it comes out using as a way to move the cut pasta to the drying rack. Let dry for at least one hour.

// Bloomfield, NJ // 40.828212, -74.186783

Monday, March 1

Artists 4 Israel: (S)kin 11

Naked Woman and Brunch at a hot NYC club- what more could you ask for? Free Mimosas. Well if you didn't make it to (S)kin this past weekend that's what you missed. Don't miss the next one!!
// New York, NY // 40.738566, -73.993408