I can't drink very much wine because I'm a total lightweight, but that didn't stop me from geeking out at a recent wine tasting series I photographed for the International Event & Exhibition Management team.Read More
Last month I helped photograph a monster party celebrating TGI Friday's 50th anniversary. Hundreds of franchise owners and employees were on hand and amazingly there was room to spare because the party was hosted on a
I'm not really a "big drinker" or what you would conventionally call "fun" (I use air quotes) but I can appreciate a good bar like HiFi. Add that to my status as a "nerd" (according to my girlfriend and other loved ones) and I guess it's no surprise that I really like photographing the HiFi on the Wednesdays when Ryan Britt and his cohost Lena Valencia lead the appropriately titled reading series "HiFi Reading Series."Read More
It's already been a couple of weekends since I photographed the Go Topless Day march and I'm still mulling over my reaction to it. The Time Out New York article featuring my photos ended up being the most popular TONY article that I've contributed to with more than 5,000 shares. It was also easily the most divisive, with hundreds of readers calling the participants terrible names and ridiculing their appearance and cause.Read More
On a hot summer day when the highs hit the mid-80s, Central Park was possibly the coolest place to be. Thousands descended upon the Great Lawn to blast and be blasted by water weapons ranging from spray bottles and garden-variety water guns, to water bazookas and car pressure washers (but no water balloons -- they weren't allowed).Read More
I'm not sure what the best weather is to be painted naked in, but I didn't hear a single model complain about the heat and humidity on Saturday. It was the rest of us -- the clothed artists, photographers and hundreds of onlookers -- who were sweating and feeling uncomfortable at the Bodypainting Day.Read More
Yesterday I shot an amazing dance off at the Brooklyn Museum for Time Out New York. So many moves were busted that day.Read More
How amped was the crowd at the US Women's National Team ticker tape parade? Before the parade even started, everyone was *roaring* applause for the guy who brought a dozen rolls of toilet paper for people to toss around. Clearly, in the land of the parade watchers, the man with the endless tp supply is king.Read More
I'm not joking when I say that octopus balls are my favorite kind of balls and Otafuku used to serve some of the best at small storefront on East Ninth Street that was so small that only a few people could order and drool in anticipation. It shut down some time ago, but apparently it was just to reopen down the same block as Otafuku x Medetai with an expanded menu and larger space. I had the whole place to myself when I went in today to stuff my face. The moist warm balls were almost as delicious as I remembered with the same sharply salty flavor of its special mayo and ginger. I just didn't get quite as much mayo and ginger as I remember in the best. Next time, I'm going to try the okonomiyaki.
Despite having lived in New York for six years (that seems far too long but yikes it's true), I've never seen Macy's fireworks extravaganza. This year my girlfriend and I decided to change that by heading up to the Long Island City river park and join the thousands of others lying in wait. And wow was it worth the effort. To borrow a line from Seinfeld, I can confirm that the Macy's fireworks are real and they're spectacular. It was a legit half hour of the largest explosions I've seen in real life and the sound was so loud that the echoes bouncing off the buildings behind us felt like a tank battalion chasing after Dr. Jones.
It's been too hot and humid for my taste lately, but last night was the best combination of summer warmth and cool river breeze. This spot was somewhere between the first and second pier in the Brooklyn Bridge Park and I highly recommend stopping here to relax and watch the night roll in.
I've shot races for the NYRR for more than five years now but only rarely do I get to sit on the back of the lead truck and take pictures of the fastest runners.Read More
My friend Shelley showed me the trick to ordering dim sum. You have to hunt down the cart with the food you want and then just grab that sucker and haul it back to your table like one of those fishes that people catch by hand. This was especially useful last weekend where it was ass to jowel in our restaurant because of the Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade. It was the same way on the streets. I made eye contact with a guy on a float who was tossing tubes that shoot out confetti, but a girl with Richard Sherman skills stole the tube out of my hand before I could secure it. The going rate for those tubes is $3 by the way, which I know because I had to buy mine. Who wants to fire it off with me?