Archive for August, 2008

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JPG Magazine

August 31, 2008

Check out my submission and vote for me!!!

Thanks!

Central Park at Night Time

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Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems

August 26, 2008

This is what we do at 2am on Monday nights…

this is also what $4000 cash looks like….you have to look like this when you have this much cash in hand.

ballin aint eazy

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MRI Lightpainting

August 23, 2008

For the past year or so, Ry and I have gotten pretty heavy into Light Painting. We have created a Flickr account and a blog where you can see some of our work. Also, we have been featured in several write ups and well known blogs which you can read here…Check us out!

Web Urbanist

Creative Curio

Cult Case

Here are some samples of our latest art work:

MRI weeds

MRI weeds

MRI space

MRI space

MRI portholes

MRI portholes

MRI hal

MRI hal

MRI Lightpainting speed

MRI Lightpainting speed

MRI in Central Park

MRI in Central Park

We also did a large wall hanging piece for Lyor Cohen of Warner Music Group:

MRI for Lyor Cohen

MRI for Lyor Cohen

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the argus

August 18, 2008
When you open a magazine today, the images you see are so far from real. Retouching and photoshopping have taken photography to such a greater level that it can hardly be recognized as photography anymore. To be a successful photographer and produce commercial images, you have to strive for this type of “perfection” in your work. I have spent so much time learning the ins and outs of photoshop all to make my images look cleaner, sharper, more flawless, and stunning.

While on my trip across the Middle East and Europe, I shot with my professional equipment to be able to capture this type of perfection and live up to today’s ideals of what is “good” photography. However, I also brought with me, my 1939 35mm Argus C3 to shoot with.

The Argus C3 was one of the first 35mm cameras to be introduced to the USA in the 1930s by Charles Verschoor and became one of the best selling cameras of it’s time. I was so excited when I found one of these in a box of junk a friend was throwing out. Since then, I have cleaned it up a bit and the boy and I take turns shooting with it. The images it produces are incredibly raw and far from perfect and help remind us of what real beauty looks like in the world. Because of the age of the camera and the way it was made, light leaks in through a ton of tiny cracks making crazy colors and effects. Also, the winding of the camera is very unpredictable, making for double and sometimes triple exposures.

These images are untouched and perfectly imperfect.

 

Egypt and Israel, ironically in the same frame.
Egypt and Israel, ironically in the same frame.

 

 

Santorini Greece

Santorini Greece

 

 

Egypt

Egypt

 

 

Alexandria Egypt

Alexandria Egypt

 

 

Alexandria Egypt

Alexandria Egypt

 

 

Double Exposure Giza Pyramids

Double Exposure Giza Pyramids

 

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Mollie NYC

August 12, 2008

I took singer  Molly, along with her manager Aja, stylist Kara, makeup artist Stefanie, and two producers, into the studio this past Friday to do some new promo shots for Molly’s new album and here’s what I came up with:

the shoot

the shoot

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not-so-blurred in minnesota

August 6, 2008

So I explained, with my blurred series in Minnesota, that I couldn’t hold the camera still because it was so cold, however, I was able to capture a few less blurred shots. New York has a serious lack of nature and beauty…here is a nature reserve in Minnesota in December, and it had enough beauty to hold me through the rest of the New York winter…

minnesota snow

minnesota snow

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blurred series in minnesota

August 6, 2008

A few months back, when snow was still on the ground, I visited Minnesota, where LOTS of snow was on the ground. I spent one night walking through a nature reserve outside of Minneapolis photographing the trees and scenery that New York had deprived me of. It was freezing that night and my hands were shaking and my tripod kept sinking in the three foot snow. I decided to just embrace my imperfect conditions and see what I came up with. Here is a study of blurred images in the snow.

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