Sunday, November 27, 2011

Photographer James Mignogna

These past few months, I've been privileged to have the chance to work at the International Center of Photography as a teaching assistant. I'm surrounded by students, teachers, and other faculty that love photography just as much as I do!

One of the people I've met while working there (and am happy to now call my friend) is photographer James Mignogna.  Last week when he was packing up to leave after his shift, he showed me an image that he had just recently printed ... I fell in love with it! James being the nice guy that he is, gave me a copy, and I thought I would share it with all of you.

I asked James to tell me the story behind this image...
"As far as the story goes it was on 11/15 the day after the big evection. Cops were standing in the otherwise empty park so all the people coming back to the park flooded the sidewalk. When these people saw each other... It was kinda crazy because they almost ran at each other, the crowd just seemed to give way for them which was crazy because I could barely move without squeezing and gently shoving my way through. Fortunately I saw it going down and saw where they would meet and went for that space, but really it was just dumb luck that I was in the right place to do so.
Honestly if I saw it in a movie I would have thought "that's nice but it would never happen like that in the real world.
I guess it's like the saying goes about truth and fiction."

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunset in New York City

It's amazing to me how much stuff can be squished into a small island of 301 square miles (only 13.4 miles long and 2.3 miles at it's widest point).

I've lived here just over a year now, and I feel like I've hardly seen the island.  There's so much character on every block, street corner, and borough...

I recently took the Staten Island Ferry to shoot a some footage for a music video I'm making for a friend here in the city (video will be posted once it's complete), but I wanted to share some of the images I took while on my little outing.

The day called for rain, but I decided to head out anyways just before sunset, and the weather turned out to be more than perfect, with a beautiful sunset.

                                                              sunset at Battery Park

                                          view of the Statue of Liberty from Battery Park

                     Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island ferry, on my way back to Manhattan

                                            view from the ferry as we approach Manhattan

Monday, May 2, 2011

Musicians On Call

I was asked to film a viral video for the non-profit organization, Musicians on Call.

I filmed people around the Nashville and NYC areas, asking them to share a song that makes them happy...

Musicians On Call: What Song Brightens Your Day?