The other weekend, I met with Christopher Wight, who is starting an exploratory committee to run for Congress next fall. He spent a couple hours meeting passersby and asking them about their opinions on politics and NYC. Now, if you have ever walked a New York sidewalk, you probably know that it is no easy feat to get someone to look at you, let alone talk! So I was impressed at how many people stopped to chat, and how interested Chris was in what they had to say! I photographed him interacting with constituents on two days in different locations.
I stopped by the Pride Parade today! What a perfect day for it–everyone was so thrilled that New Yorkers finally have equal marriage rights!
Back in March, I went out to Queens to find horse riders in Forest Park.
Valerie Green’s Dance Entropy performs every spring, and I imagine it’s always this fun.
The routine involves playing in, around and with small buckets of water.
This one looks like the dancers are worshipping either the sun or the Empire State Building. In reality, they’re tossing their buckets in the air (Not a euphemism).
Ta da! Welcome, summer!
I recently had the pleasure of shooting behind the scenes at the circus! The Big Apple Circus is finishing up its run in Queens this month and they’ll be traveling to other parts of the NYC metro area soon. Definitely one of the coolest freelance assignments I’ve had so far. I wished I could have shot even more–I wanted some making up/costuming photos, and it would be great to try for some performance shots. I was pretty pleased with what I got though, and here are some of my favorites.
This morning I photographed the Memorial Day parade in my old neighborhood, Forest Hills. I got there early enough that it hadn’t actually started yet, so I was able to find some interesting shots while people were milling around.
The kids were already excited about the souvenir flags even before the action began.
A group of marines patiently waited at the head of the parade line, and I found them a fascinating subject.
As always, plenty of bagpipes played in the parade.
This horse knows to smile for the camera.
Even the most cutely patriotic spectators weren’t necessarily prepared for the heat.
Most of the kids seemed to enjoy the parade, though. I loved this kid, snapping away with his 35mm film camera.