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 visit and just chill. Maybe it's the murmuring sound 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.
One monumental challenge for any photographer is presenting his or her work. When you have a reasonable sized 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 the many 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.