Title: A Novel Idea.There is so much I love about the photo above that I had to note it in today’s blog.1. The concentrated pose/attentiveness of the older gentleman and his novel. Really sets the mood for this one.2. The younger gentleman in the background/bokeh. I love that his face is buried in an iPhone. Really says something about old vs. young.3. The reflections, window panes and tilted chairs. Lines for days.4. A slight tilt that almost makes it feel as if the weight of the world is resting on his shoulders.5. The lone green plant that is about to bloom. Really breaks apart what would be a solid area of red color.6. The hidden gem of this photo… the various stages of an open window. Love how the curtains are all different and help make the wall of windows more interesting.Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: A Novel Idea.

There is so much I love about the photo above that I had to note it in today’s blog.

1. The concentrated pose/attentiveness of the older gentleman and his novel. Really sets the mood for this one.

2. The younger gentleman in the background/bokeh. I love that his face is buried in an iPhone. Really says something about old vs. young.

3. The reflections, window panes and tilted chairs. Lines for days.

4. A slight tilt that almost makes it feel as if the weight of the world is resting on his shoulders.

5. The lone green plant that is about to bloom. Really breaks apart what would be a solid area of red color.

6. The hidden gem of this photo… the various stages of an open window. Love how the curtains are all different and help make the wall of windows more interesting.

Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Footwear.Outtake: Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Footwear.

Outtake: Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Relaxed Moment.This shot puts three things I love together in one amazing package. Street photography/candid portrait, a reflective window and coffee.Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Relaxed Moment.

This shot puts three things I love together in one amazing package. Street photography/candid portrait, a reflective window and coffee.

Street Photography / NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Spa Day.I pride myself on my reflection shots and the universe was with me at the right place and the right time with the above street portrait. I noticed the lady getting her nails done at the same moment when I noticed the amazing staircase being reflected in one of the windows. This moment stopped me dead in my tracts… this had to be photographed.Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Spa Day.

I pride myself on my reflection shots and the universe was with me at the right place and the right time with the above street portrait. I noticed the lady getting her nails done at the same moment when I noticed the amazing staircase being reflected in one of the windows. This moment stopped me dead in my tracts… this had to be photographed.

Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: In a McHurry.I was asked “Don’t you get worried the people you photograph on the streets will get upset?”My answer to this is no, in fact that is never a thought in my mind as I’m wandering the streets. The whole moment just moves too fast and that is the last thing I have time to think about. What I’m focused on is moments or scenarios that I see around me. I’m looking at not only faces, but anticipating a moment that has not even happened yet. My mind is focused on body language and surroundings. That is what I think about. That moment when the photo actually happens only takes about 2 seconds and believe me 99% of the people have no idea it even happened. That is the street photographer skill… that is what I’ve been trained to do.Running the risk of sounding harsh… my subjects are in public spaces, what I do is not illegal and is all part of what can happen when you go into the world outside.Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: In a McHurry.

I was asked “Don’t you get worried the people you photograph on the streets will get upset?”

My answer to this is no, in fact that is never a thought in my mind as I’m wandering the streets. The whole moment just moves too fast and that is the last thing I have time to think about. What I’m focused on is moments or scenarios that I see around me. I’m looking at not only faces, but anticipating a moment that has not even happened yet. My mind is focused on body language and surroundings. That is what I think about. That moment when the photo actually happens only takes about 2 seconds and believe me 99% of the people have no idea it even happened. That is the street photographer skill… that is what I’ve been trained to do.

Running the risk of sounding harsh… my subjects are in public spaces, what I do is not illegal and is all part of what can happen when you go into the world outside.

Street Photography / Brooklyn, NYC. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Book Smarts.A snapshot into my life… me, my side part, iPhone, coffee and a camera in my hand. This is how I roll.Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens in Brooklyn, New York.

Title: Book Smarts.

A snapshot into my life… me, my side part, iPhone, coffee and a camera in my hand. This is how I roll.

Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens in Brooklyn, New York.

Title: Mode of Consciousness.The one lens and pretty much only lens I used during my downtime in NYC was the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L. I know I’ve blogged before about how it really is the lens of all lens for street photography… but it really is! Not only is the lens crisp, but it’s extremely fast and sharp on it feet. Moments can not be missed and you only get one chance.Street Photography / New York City. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Mode of Consciousness.

The one lens and pretty much only lens I used during my downtime in NYC was the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L. I know I’ve blogged before about how it really is the lens of all lens for street photography… but it really is! Not only is the lens crisp, but it’s extremely fast and sharp on it feet. Moments can not be missed and you only get one chance.

Street Photography / New York City. Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Modern Interpretation.It must be fate… but my favorite photo from New York City is once again a window reflection shot. There is so much to love this photo and the items that catch my eyes the most are:1. Yellow Chairs. They were the reason I took this photo.2. Square Dots. They reminded me of PacMan and I loved the way that 3 of the squares matched up to the blank wall mounted TV screen.3. The VW on the Right. Love how this car pops and accents the silver table and helps form the yellow chair on the far right.4. The Coffee Table/Rug inside the PT Cruiser. Yes this was framed this way and it forces the eye to stare and figure out what is happening.5. Not So Random Lines. From the beams to the line structures of the windows… every line helps direct traffic in the photo, as well as keeps everything from falling out of frame.6. Rich Deep Colors that Battle a Cool Gray Wall. I think this is what really makes the photo. The deep yellow of the chair matched with the rich hardwood flooring battles the flat gray wall. It’s almost like you are seeing warm and cold colliding into one. OMG… that sounded too damn artsy.
So there you have it… why I love this photo!Shot in New York City with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Modern Interpretation.

It must be fate… but my favorite photo from New York City is once again a window reflection shot. There is so much to love this photo and the items that catch my eyes the most are:

1. Yellow Chairs. They were the reason I took this photo.

2. Square Dots. They reminded me of PacMan and I loved the way that 3 of the squares matched up to the blank wall mounted TV screen.

3. The VW on the Right. Love how this car pops and accents the silver table and helps form the yellow chair on the far right.

4. The Coffee Table/Rug inside the PT Cruiser. Yes this was framed this way and it forces the eye to stare and figure out what is happening.

5. Not So Random Lines. From the beams to the line structures of the windows… every line helps direct traffic in the photo, as well as keeps everything from falling out of frame.

6. Rich Deep Colors that Battle a Cool Gray Wall. I think this is what really makes the photo. The deep yellow of the chair matched with the rich hardwood flooring battles the flat gray wall. It’s almost like you are seeing warm and cold colliding into one. OMG… that sounded too damn artsy.

So there you have it… why I love this photo!

Shot in New York City with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Water’s Edge.I know the hole point of shooting a “landscape” is to have the camera framed horizontally… however, I’m extremely fond of vertical landscapes.Shot in DUMBO / NYC with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Water’s Edge.

I know the hole point of shooting a “landscape” is to have the camera framed horizontally… however, I’m extremely fond of vertical landscapes.

Shot in DUMBO / NYC with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Calm Interactions.I’m a huge fan of images of silhouettes where people are in the frame. Like most lovers of silhouettes… I love a crisp dark outline but more times than often what takes the image to the next level is a partial silhouette. When you leave slight details of your subject like a hint of light on them, noticeable features, and even a noticeable atmosphere you add a bit more to the story. You get an almost 3D and “real” feel to the image.Shot in New York City with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.

Title: Calm Interactions.

I’m a huge fan of images of silhouettes where people are in the frame. Like most lovers of silhouettes… I love a crisp dark outline but more times than often what takes the image to the next level is a partial silhouette. When you leave slight details of your subject like a hint of light on them, noticeable features, and even a noticeable atmosphere you add a bit more to the story. You get an almost 3D and “real” feel to the image.

Shot in New York City with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.