People watching is one of my favorite ways to pass some time on a weekend. You'd be amazed at what you can learn about human nature just by slowing down and observing people in public. Recently, my wife and I spent a summer day on the Coney Island Boardwalk - here are some photos I took of real human beings engaged in the experience along with a little history from Wikipedia.
I have a very strong affinity for coffee. As a matter of fact, if I didn't drink coffee I'm pretty sure my head would cave in – and I certainly don't want that to happen. Coffee houses are one of my favorite places to chill. Maybe it's the murmur of intimate conversation or the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans, but few things beat sitting with a magazine in hand all warm and cozy in the coffee house.
It is a monumental challenge for photographers to present their images. Once you have a reasonable size body of work, it must be presented in a thoughtful way if you want people to be able to enjoy your photography online. Dumping 200 portraits into a gallery and slapping a 'Portraits' link on it just won't cut the mustard. Especially when you consider people who access your site from a mobile device. Squarespace Cover Pages are a great way to provide a doorway.
It's the scale of this place. Four years in, as I reflect on my time here in New York City, one of the things that's had the most impact on me is the size and scale of this city. It took me awhile to understand—those first three years after a person moves into a place like this is generally spent just trying to get your bearing.
Recently, I purchased VSCO Film® 06 and was looking forward to using the push/pull and cross processed styles on some images. The other day I took some urban shots on my morning commute and afternoon break. The light was strong that afternoon, so I thought these images would be an ideal set to try out the new film presets.
Recently, I've been doing more to ensure I get at least 30 minutes of activity everyday – I take breaks from the desk more often throughout the day and will skip subway stops on purpose just so I can walk a few extra blocks here and there. Last week, I decided to walk home from work (from SoHo to Bed-Stuy) across the Williamsburg Bridge and turn the exercise into a photo walk.
Squarespace 7 is a brand new interface for our content management system that greatly enhances the usability of our existing web publishing platform. Squarespace 7 makes some significant design improvements to the site management features of Squarespace 6, but most of it will feel familiar if you've used Squarespace in the past two years. You can easily enable Squarespace 7 for your existing site by turning on a simple toggle.
It was morning and I was in the process of trying out the new Moment Lens Wide and I wanted to capture this scene—so, I sat down. At first, I was just soaking it all in - loving the details of this place. I was also waiting for the woman in purple and pink to move (no offense ma'am, those colors just don't go with the scene). I realized after about 10 minutes that she had settled in, so I took the shot.
I shoot all my photography these days with a Micro Four Thirds camera a few reasons. The most important is the small form factor and light weight. A camera that is small and light enough to carry with me everyday has totally made the difference in my photography. Moment plans to bring a high quality lens to your mobile device - making your photo gear even smaller.
I recently found Trouvé magazine by stumbling on the site which was made using a template I developed for the Squarespace platform. Pleasantly surprised by the style of the site and especially the look of the magazine, I had to order Volume One. Here a few take aways from my experience with this magazine over the weekend.
Everyday I commute from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn into SoHo, Manhattan to work. Mornings are the perfect time for me to practice the craft of photography ... mind is fresh, air is crisp, the light is dramatic and the sidewalk might be clean. On occasion, I'll hop off the J train at an early stop and walk a little bit – just to let the street speak to me.
I wanted a good way to share my mobile photography of New York City with my Mom back home in Missouri. My folks don't really spend time on the web, so clicking a link to an Instagram feed, VSCO Grid or Flickr stream was not the way they'd prefer to experience my photography. And there is no way I was going to consider dumping them all into an email either...so, I decided to send them a photo book.
Crated launched to the world with a gallery event at the Soho Arthouse in New York City. The event was a big success with art from over 500 Crated artists on digital displays and sample prints up on the gallery walls. I am proud to be one of the artists they selected for this group exhibition. *sniff of confidence*
I've always loved reading magazines. But, not just any magazine...it needs to be a good magazine—with purpose, a strong voice that speaks to me as a reader. And let me tell you, that drastically narrows the choices for me as a magazine person. Very few magazines can actually fill the bill. The Collective Quarterly is one of those that does, in a big way. If you dig on creativity, buy this mag right now.