This month's Project '13 Blog Circle subject was size and scale. I really had a hard time figuring out what to photograph. I didn't want to do something staged but then I caved and tried a few things. One of which was photographing one of my son's matchbox cars on a cobblestone but it didn't provide the effect I was looking for. A few days later I luckily came across news via Tribeca Citizen that the underground World Trade Center PATH passageway opened. The passageway links the World Financial Center in Battery Park to the PATH station at the World Trade Center. It is very beautiful and a nice diversion from my regular walk across the West Side Highway (much safer too).
The passageway is a sea of white marble and is truly magnificent. My son calls it "cloud city". It really was the perfect place to showcase size and scale. The first photograph looks East towards the WFC side.
Very long and steep escalators lead you up to the WFC in Battery Park.
Thanks for taking the time to look at my size and scale post. Please continue around the circle to see what my talented friend Sarah has done this month for size and scale, here.
A couple months ago my friend Hannah Robinett asked me to take some portraits to be used for her new Brooklyn based jewelry business, mynlyn. We ventured out on a nice Sunday morning and walked the streets of northwest Tribeca. Tribeca is a wealth of old warehouses that provide texturally rich backgrounds, like brick, graffiti, and those old stairs with embedded glass (to provide light in cellars). Here are some of my favorite shots from that day.
If you get a chance, please visit Hannah's jewelry website here: mynlyn. Mynlyn is limited edition 3D printed jewelry creatively designed in Brooklyn, NY. I've got my eye on a few pieces!
This month the theme for our photography circle is Simple Things. This can be interpreted in many ways so I was constantly asking myself "is this too complicated, or simple enough"? I photographed my son and his friends at our local sandbox one afternoon. These kids were highly entertained by the simple things a sandbox can offer and no one was on an IPad that day! Here is my interpretation of Simple Things.
Please join me in following around the circle to see Melissa's interpretation of the Simple Things.
I recently had the opportunity to practice my photography skills on beautiful friend and Tribeca resident Lisa Ridd of Smitten Films. She was an easy subject to shoot and the streets of Tribeca provided interesting backgrounds. I think we both had a lot of fun that day exploring the perfect place for a photo. If you get a chance check out her website here. Her knack for putting together a film of your memories (your photos and videos) is amazing. One thing to note, you don't need to live in New York City to work with her, since it's so easy to share files in today's world. These are some of my favorites from that day. Thanks for looking!
Here are the rest of my favorites from the 2013 Clickin Walk that took place in September. It was a bit challenging at times getting the right settings as we walked from sunny to shady areas. The focus of the day was more about connecting with other women interested in photography and I'm totally cool with that.