Girl

One of my favorites. This is what you might call a walk-by shooting. My eye got this little girl from another time while I was walking through a NY subway station. I had my camera dangling from my right shoulder. Since I couldn't stop and point my camera at her (well, I could have but I didn't want to miss my shot or stop) so without bringing the camera to my eye, I just hit the shutter button in hopes of catching the shot. When I opened the file I couldn't see much as it was under exposed, but I was able to bring the image up with an exposure adjustment.

I caught this three years ago...as with all the people I shoot anonymously, I wonder who they are, where they are, and if they'll ever come across a photograph I've taken of them.

 
 

Piano In Union Square

I shot this three years and a few days ago. This is Union Square in early April. I've been here five days and have worn my winter coat every day. Today it's been in the forties. 

About this photograph...I'm always wondered how the piano gets there.

Mystery instantly solved thanks to Google. Meet Colin Huggins aka 'the real piano man' or 'the piano guy'. He used to push this piano around New York and even played in the subways. I apparently saw his other piano last summer when I met up with a creative portraiture client at Washington Square Park...I say apparently because he wasn't there but I've just read that he know uses a grand piano. When I saw it Colin wasn't around. Maybe on a coffee break.

BREAKING NEWS!

This is not Colin Huggins, although the empty grand piano I saw in Washington Square surely belonged to him.

If you'd like to learn about COLIN HUGGINS click his name, and you'll realize why I thought this was him and then pieced the evidence to get to the truth.

Not to mention I found this video of my guy credited it to Colin and Colin commented, "hahahahaha, that's not me."

I remember him playing much better than this.

Dinner

This is a photo from a series I did of Union Square in New York. I did at least five shoots amassing several hundred images over a one month period. Union Square is its own city beneath the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple overhead. There are multiple subway lines that converge on Union Square, creating a transient subway population and another population of actual transients, entertainers, religious zealots, police officers and, every once in a while, a guy who shows up via walker for a little fine dining.

This is just one of many reasons I love New York.