NYC Moment 2

We passed by this gentleman who was talking to his buddy seated inside the moving truck. He saw me as I raised my camera to my eye. I decided to make a quick portrait instead of waiting for a moment since he had the right stance and was juxtaposed perfectly with all the other elements within the frame.

50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. New York City. 

50th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. New York City. 

Inspiration: Dale Chihuly at the New York Botanical Gardens

For me, this image that I captured at the New York Botanical Gardens sums up the beauty of Dale Chihuly's work. He draws inspiration from nature and his organically shaped glass work "merges" with it. And, the light above the greenhouse added to this beautiful photograph. 

I want people to be overwhelmed with light and color in a way they have never experienced.
— Dale Chihuly

9/11 Memorial Visit

As I approached one of the reflecting pools at the 9/11 site, my eye immediately caught these single white roses lodged  in a few of the names around the perimeter. A sign nearby gave the explanation: "As a tribute, the 9/11 Memorial places roses upon victims' names on their birthdates." And, so I began photographing the flowers as I walked around the pool This particular image was spiritual and somewhat haunting. The morning sun creating  a shadow between two buildings and a halo on the white rose against the dark metal. It sent shivers to my spine as I clicked the shutter. 

The Exhibition Lab: NYC

A wonderful opportunity for photographers based in New York city. Kudos to Michael Foley and Sasha Wolf for continuing to innovate and explore possibilities.


The Exhibition Lab offers the unique opportunity for photographers to work directly with two New York City gallery owners, creating new work to be curated in two concurrent group exhibitions.

This new initiative will provide an opportunity for emerging photographers to have their work seen, recognized and developed by two deeply committed advocates for photography and the creative process.

Application is by interview and portfolio review only. Upon acceptance, you will continue to develop your work with the guidance of gallery owners Michael Foley and Sasha Wolf. A total of 14 photographers will be selected to participate.

From January to June you will meet 6 times with Michael and Sasha at one of their two galleries for 3 hours under a rigorous group critique session. This will not be for the faint of heart. In addition, you will have 2 one-on-one sessions with them for approximately 45 minutes.

In June, a final edit will be made and each photographer will then have the opportunity to exhibit their work in one of the galleries during the month of July and August 2010.

This is the first year for The Exhibition Lab. We invite you to contact us, find out more details and share any questions you might have for us. We will be having two open houses in January, which will give you a chance to meet us and see the galleries. This is a unique opportunity to share the experience of working together, receive guidance and feedback, enjoy a growing community and gain recognition and support to ensure a dynamic experience for everyone.

We invite photographers from all disciplines to apply. You must be able to attend the critique meetings in person. Please contact us to receive dates for the open houses, seminar schedule and pricing structure.


Websites: Foley Gallery & Sasha Wolf Gallery

Birthday Party

Magnolia Bakery at Columbus Avenue, NYC
About 15 kids sat around the table wearing self decorated paper chef hats. They chatted away while adorning their cupcakes with an assortment of colored sprinkles. Boxes were given out so they could take some home. Then they ate pizza. My niece blew out the candles on her birthday cake and everyone had a slice. When the party ended, I took this photograph right before the staff at the bakery cleared the table.




New York, April 2008

My niece gave me a big hug as soon as I walked in the door to my sister's apartment. I bent over and wrapped my arms around her. Last time we saw each other was in July of last year. It seemed like she had grown a few more inches.

She is now a full fledged tweenager. Her room is filled with High School Musical posters. She just started reading chapter books but they are of Hannah Montana's adventures. Where did all the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys mystery books go?? She knows more about hair and make-up than I did when I was her age.

Time is truly flying at warp speed.