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August 11, 2005 12:00 PM // Lifeguard Station - comments (2)


I really like this shot of a life guard chair and boat out at Jones Beach. It's a rather long exposure that I'm VERY thankful I bracketed (6 seconds, 10 seconds, and 15 seconds).

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August 10, 2005 12:00 PM // Jones Beach Tower - comments (0)


I got out of my house last night at 8:05PM and saw the most amazing sunset in the sky. So rather than going to the gym as planned, I hopped in my car and drove as fast as possible to Jones Beach to try and capture the sun setting behind the tower. Sadly, I got there about 5 min. too late. In any case, I managed to snap off a couple good photos and had some fun trekking through the sand with my camera (no sand in my optics...thank God). Enjoy.

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July 30, 2005 12:00 PM // Leon and Ginger - comments (1)


Another shot of my grandfather...but this time with his dog Ginger. Side note: I consider Ginger my dog b/c when we picked her up from the breeders, she rode all the way home (2 hours...which is a LONG time for a puppy) in my lap and didn't cry or throw up even once!

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July 29, 2005 12:00 PM // Leon - comments (0)


This is my grandfather Leon in his workshop. He is the master of building/fixing things, and has taught me everything that I know.

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July 3, 2005 12:00 PM // Ducks - comments (0)


So I went to this park in Bellmore today to shoot a few landscape shots. I took about 150 photos, most of which were landscapes. 2 however were of these ducks. They looked innocent enough and I was finishing up with the shoot. Well turns out that I hated all the landscapes and really liked the shots of the ducks. This is the better of the two.

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June 24, 2005 12:00 PM // Night - comments (1)


So I do realize that it has been quite a while since I last posted. My only excuse is that I have been in a slump and not feeling very artistic. That said, here's my latest photo. It's a 12 second exposure in my backyard on a night with a beautiful full moon. It's my first attempt at a night shot, and I rather like it.

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May 31, 2005 12:00 PM // Slam! - comments (0)


This is Julio...he's pissed about messing up on the last point, and he's not gonna let it happen again!

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May 30, 2005 12:00 PM // Tony - comments (0)


This is Tony...the sun beaming on his back won't stop him from working harder than the rest of the crew...after all, a man's gotta have principles.

May 29, 2005 12:00 PM // Steve - comments (0)


This is Steve...he's really not sure what's going on right now, but he'll be damned if it's going to interrupt his afternoon stroll!

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May 17, 2005 12:00 PM // Light Banana - comments (1)


This is a rather old photo...about 3 years old, but since I never posted it, it's fresh for all of you. I took this for DPChallenge under the category "Fruit." Basically, this is a banana in between two mirrors in a pitch black room. The column in the middle is generated by the flash bouncing back and forth. In fact, you can just barely make out my hand holding the camera in background. Since this was done in the pitch dark, focusing was QUITE difficult. If anyone is interested in seeing the set up, I took a few photos of that just to show how it was done. Enjoy.

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May 14, 2005 12:00 PM // Necklace - comments (2)


This is my favorite nude photo of this model. Her necklace really works will in the composition and the black background adds to the dramatic tone of her skin. Once again, thank you.

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May 13, 2005 12:00 PM // Black and White Nude 2 - comments (0)


Thank you again to my anonymous model for this one. I again chose a dramatic angle to shoot this and thing it turned out quite well. The textured ceiling creates a nice contrast to her smooth skin, and her jewelry again creates a nice focal point for the photo.

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May 12, 2005 12:00 PM // Black and White Nude 1 - comments (0)


My model asked to remain anonymous, so I will honor her wishes. But otherwise, I love this shot. The dramatic angle and the extreme range of light really make it very unique. I also think that her belly button ring adds to the composition of the photo by creating an unnatural focal point.

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May 11, 2005 12:00 PM // Dolik - comments (0)


This is my uncle Dolik...he was just hanging around during the traditional Mother's Day presents give out and I snapped off a couple shots. Gotta love the toothpick.

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May 10, 2005 12:00 PM // Luzik - comments (1)


This is my grandfather Luzik. He is a WWII veteran who fought bravely for the Russian army. On May 8th we celebrated V-E day and he put on all his medals. This was a photo I could not resist.

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May 9, 2005 12:00 PM // Jake - comments (0)


This is Jake...he sells all sorts of little trinkets and always makes sure that his glasses are clean.

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May 8, 2005 12:00 PM // Marge - comments (0)


This is Marge...she's not happy with the way the shop keeper just treated her and boy did she let him know that.

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May 7, 2005 12:00 PM // Rose - comments (0)


This is Rose...she's a sweet old lady and wouldn't hurt a fly in her ever so fashionable sunglasses.

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May 6, 2005 12:00 PM // Olives - comments (0)


Another shot from the Street Fair...this time of a set of olive dishes. I feel like I should be in some Italian flee market in Florence right now.

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May 5, 2005 12:00 PM // Dishes - comments (0)


This is the first of a series of shot I took at the Street Fair. I think these are Sushi dishes, but I'm not really sure. In any case, they make for a great photo.

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May 4, 2005 12:00 PM // Window - comments (0)


This is the last, and my favorite, shot from the Cloisters. It's inside the museum and really makes me feel like i'm some distant castle away from the city.

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May 3, 2005 12:00 PM // Archs - comments (0)


Another shot from the Cloisters. The archway is just amazing.

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May 2, 2005 12:00 PM // Natalia - comments (1)


This is up at the Cloisters...one of my new favorite places in the city. If you havn't been, I HIGHLY recommend it. The girl in the picture is Natalia. She was a real trooper putting up with my photography all day...so thanks!

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April 30, 2005 12:00 PM // Sunset in NY - comments (0)


Tonight there was a beautiful sunset in NYC...that does not happen often. But, as always, my building's roof does not offer the best angle to shoot from, so instead of the sunset, i shot the opposite direction and captured the colors on the clouds.

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April 27, 2005 12:00 PM // Yellow Flower - comments (0)


So once again, sorry for the lack of posts, but i've been somewhat out of it lately. I was on a photohunt walking down 3rd ave and this is the only thing i found...oh well, nice shot.

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April 20, 2005 12:00 PM // Goose - comments (0)


On the 'bird' theme, I had a great time with my zoom lens and some geese. One got close enough for this shot.

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April 19, 2005 12:00 PM // Duck - comments (1)


Sorry for the long period of no posts, i've been swamped once again...but looks like things are clearing up for me. So this is my favorite shot out of about 75 from my "duck" series. I figure I won't bore all of you with another 74 or so shots of ducks, so we'll limit this to just one!

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April 13, 2005 12:00 PM // Wake Up - comments (1)


This baby is so cute. Enough said.

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April 12, 2005 12:00 PM // Rower - comments (1)


I really love this shot. The contrast in motion of the reeds and the rower really great some interesting motion in the photo.

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April 11, 2005 12:00 PM // Singer - comments (0)


This guy was doing some sort of dance/sing/violin number. His vocal range was amazing. From afar, a swear it sounded like both a women and man singing. It was quite an impressive sight, and sound.

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April 10, 2005 12:00 PM // Reading In The Park - comments (0)


I can't possibly post a photo of two guys hanging out in the park if I didn't also post one of two women! What a great day!

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April 9, 2005 12:00 PM // Hanging In The Park - comments (0)


Couple of guys just relaxing in the park on a sunny day.

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April 8, 2005 12:00 PM // Fisherman - comments (0)


This guy was almost following me all day! Everywhere i was taking photos, this guy was fishing or just hanging around. So what do i do...that's right, take a photo of him :)

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April 7, 2005 12:00 PM // Ice Cream! - comments (2)


Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I've been rather swamped, but many more are to come! So this was towards the end of my day of shooting but I saw this girl eating icecream and she was so damn cute that I knew i couldn't miss out on this photo-op. So 30 shots later, these are my two favorite. Which is she, sweet and nice like on the left, or vicous and hungry like on the right?

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April 2, 2005 12:00 PM // Rear View Eyes - comments (1)


This photo is definetly going to fall in my top 10 favorites. I was taking a cab to meet my Dad and i kept seeing the driver looking through the rear view mirror at me. So I waited for a stop light and snapped this one off.

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April 1, 2005 12:00 PM // Sideways - comments (0)


Another "portrait from the hip." This time it was at an intersection so I was able to get a much crisper shot...still not easy framing something when you're not looking through the viewfinder.

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March 31, 2005 12:00 PM // GM - comments (0)


So an homage to my employer for the last 2 years. While the cars aren't selling all that great, the logo certainly does look good in stainless steel :).

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March 30, 2005 12:00 PM // Pair of Bikes - comments (1)


Okay...I promise...this is the last bike photo for a while. But I just love them bikes!

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March 29, 2005 12:00 PM // Chained Up Bike - comments (0)


I'm not the first to take photos of bikes throughout the city...but I do love it. Something about thier lines and shape make them great subjects. I also learned how to make custom b&w mapping in photoshop for this one...so enjoy.

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March 28, 2005 12:00 PM // Blurry Walk - comments (0)


Another "from the hip" shot that came out pretty well. I would have liked to have the man more in focus...but the cropping of his head played out nicely.

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March 27, 2005 12:00 PM // Abe - comments (0)


This is Abe...he was walking next to me and I tried out my new shooting techinque: Portraits from the Hip. I'm still working out on perfecting this one, but basically it involves using something like an 80mm lens and attempting to shoot a "portrait from the hip," It's quite tough to time it just right so that as someone walks by you capture their face. This obviously requires a day with a lot of light so that I could use a shutter speed around 1/500 or so. Hope you enjoy.

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March 26, 2005 12:00 PM // Old Car - comments (0)


I went to the New York Auto Show this Friday and it was really not all that amazing. In past years there were thrilling new concept vehicles and new designs by all the manufactureres...this year, there were 2 new concepts that were actually cool, and the only new car that I really liked was the H3 (even though I hate SUVs). So I had a fun time with my Dad, but the show itself was a psuedo-wash. Here's one of the two shots that I actually took and liked.

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March 24, 2005 12:00 PM // Shofar - comments (0)


I made this Shofar about three years ago in Washington Sq. Park. It still sits in my room and reminds me of who I am and where my roots are. I thought it was an excellent subject for my new lighting setup.

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March 23, 2005 12:00 PM // Master 0303 - comments (0)


This is my gym lock. It was the first object I tried my new lighting with, and I'm happy with the way it exposed, but not too happy with the intense white in the foreground (relative to the grey in the background). Something to work on I suppose.

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March 22, 2005 12:00 PM // Onion - comments (1)


I wanted an object that had some character to it and I found this half used onion in my fridge. A few macro filters later I got this shot.

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March 21, 2005 12:00 PM // 7:45:05 - comments (3)


I made my first ever trip over to B&H today, and I can safely say that it is my new favorite store. It's a paradise for photographers, and I could have easily spent all day in there. So I bought two Lowel Tota Hot Lights with 750 watt halogen bulbs, 10ft stands, and white umbrellas. I also picked up a 5-piece 22in reflector kit which I love. I spent a bunch of time in my "dinning room" playing with the lights and used four different objects. This is my first time ever using pro-lighting so the results are mixed...all good, but not quite spectacular yet. I still need to get a couple of gel holders and gels to go with em, but I think I’m well on my way to having a working studio. Enjoy. Oh yah, this is my watch :)

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March 17, 2005 12:00 PM // Lamp Post - comments (0)


This is a shot of 1 Penn Plaza. I really liked the way that the basket looked on the lamp post, so I thought it would be a nice compliment to the building. Definetly played with some dodgeing and burning with this one...it's so much easier in photoshop than in a darkroom!

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March 16, 2005 12:00 PM // Hmm... - comments (1)


I used to love "shooting from the hip," and for some reason havn't done much of it at all. Well in this crowded area it was the perfect technique to capture the true elements of people. This girl was waiting to cross the street, and it looks like the man in the back was checking her out. Typical New York.

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March 15, 2005 12:00 PM // Brazilian - comments (0)


This guy was handing out brochures for some sort of salon and he just had to be photographed. So I spend a good 5 min trying to get a good shot of him, when I realiezed he worked a lot better as a backround than a subject. So here's what I came up with.

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March 14, 2005 12:00 PM // Bob - comments (0)


I missed my train heading to Long Island this weekend so I thought I would take the opportunity to shoot a bit by Penn Station. This is Bob, he was advertising for some store on 31st St. He enjoyed being the center of attention.

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March 10, 2005 12:00 PM // Matryoshka - comments (0)


This is a shot of a set of Russian dolls called Matryoshkas. They are the kind where one fits inside the other. These were being sold in front of the Met, and I felt compeled to shoot them.

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March 9, 2005 12:00 PM // Snow Towers - comments (0)


These are the towers of a building on Central Park West. I had some fun with photoshop here and gave them a very wintry feel.

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March 8, 2005 12:00 PM // Pide Piper - comments (0)


The Pide Piper statue in the American Gallery at the Met.

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March 6, 2005 12:00 PM // Stained Glass - comments (2)


And still more fun at the Met. This is one of the pieces of stained glass work in the Medieval Gallery.

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March 5, 2005 12:00 PM // Marble Statue - comments (0)


More fun in the Met with my monopod! A statue by Renoir. I have to say, its pretty easy making great works of art look great!

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March 4, 2005 12:00 PM // Up Close Art - comments (1)


This is a Money painting shot with macro filters. This was the first time that I used my new mono-pod (thanks Juliean), and I LOVED it. So much more flexibility than a tripod. I can't believe I did anything without it. The best part about this shot was that I got a special pass to let me use my monopod in the Met. I definetly felt important when all the security guards would come up to me and ask if I had premission to use a "tripod," to which i responded "yup...here's my pass!" Good feeling.

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March 3, 2005 12:00 PM // Gates 3 - comments (3)


Part 3 of the 3 part Gates series. I know that this is somewhat of a cliched photograph, but I really like the way it looks, so I'm giving in!

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March 2, 2005 12:00 PM // Gates 2 - comments (2)


Part 2 of the 3 part Gates series. I definetly got some interesting looks when I was shooting a puddle on the ground. Very happy how this one turned out.

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March 1, 2005 12:00 PM // Gates 1 - comments (3)


So as much as I absolutely hate the Gates in Central Park, I have to admit that they are VERY photogenic. I had a hard time taking a bad photograph of them. So I am doing a three part series on them, today is the first.

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February 27, 2005 12:00 PM // Self Portrait - comments (0)


Today I went out with my parents to celebrate getting into Emory's PhD program, but before that, I decided to do a little self-portrait work on the roof of my building. I had a pretty hard time getting the camera to focus properly (using auto-focus), but after a few dozen shots, I got one that I really liked. It's still a little blurry, but I almost feel like that adds to the wispiness of the clouds in the background.

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February 25, 2005 12:00 PM // Jet Set - comments (0)


This is at the Memphis airport where I had my layover. A beautiful sunset!

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February 24, 2005 12:00 PM // Wing - comments (0)


This is shot on the way back from Texas this weekend. I took a ton of photographs of a flat horizon, and the one I accidentally took of a slanted horizon turned out to be my favorite...go figure.

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February 23, 2005 12:00 PM // Study of Dogs - comments (1)


The second collage of photographs that I'm doing. Quite obviously this is a study of dogs. There's a great dog walk in Madison Sq. Park and with the help of my trusty 70-300 zoom lens I was able to get all of these shots without stepping foot in the actual dog walk (and thus avoiding any bodily harm from said dogs). I was standing on various benches for most of this shoot and none of the dog owners seemed to mind. Makes me wish I had a dog.

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February 22, 2005 12:00 PM // Helping Hand - comments (0)


I hope the NYPD doesn't get annoyed at this photo (not like they will ever see it.) This shot is once again thanks to my zoom lens (I really love that thing.)

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February 21, 2005 12:00 PM // Through the Trees - comments (0)


Another shot from my Madison Sq. Park "hunt." This is a water tower on top of some building...I have to say, the power of a 300 zoom lens is AMAZING. I can't believe I did anything without it.

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February 20, 2005 12:00 PM // Study of a Squirrel - comments (3)


This is my first attempt at a collection of images. I was at the park and the squirrels were just flocking to me. I suppose in NYC, they're not too scared of a guy and a camera. So after about 100 or so shots, I found these 11 to be the best ones and decided that 11 days of squirrels might be a bit overkill. So please let me know what you think. I really have no experience in this type of collage posting, so any and all comments are highly welcomed. (Stay tuned for another collection).

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February 19, 2005 12:00 PM // Two Up, Two Down - comments (1)


Today I went on a "photo hunt" in Madison Sq. Park. This is the first of the series of shots that I took. I can't possibly explain how great my new D70 is. It makes shooting effortless. I'm able to focus on the shot, and not the mechanics of it. AMAZING!

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February 15, 2005 12:00 PM // Portrait - comments (0)


So i finally got my brand new Nikon D70 (no thanks to FedEx). As I was digging up my old film slr, I found my set of Macro filters and rememberd how much i LOVE shooting close up. So this is my first posted shot with my new camera and filters. There's a ton of photoshoping, but i'm most impressed by the quality of the image that this camera can produce...worth every penny!

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February 13, 2005 12:00 PM // Barbed Wire - comments (0)


I've walked past this stretch of barbed wire virtually every day for the last 6 months and I've never taken a photograph of it. Today, the light was just right, and I got the effect I was looking for.

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February 12, 2005 12:00 PM // Flags in the Wind - comments (0)


This set of flags is outside of Penn Station. The image came out a little bit out of focus, so I decided to apply Cutout filter in photoshop to give it this look. I think it turned out rather well.

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February 11, 2005 12:00 PM // Light - comments (0)


This is a shot of a light fixture at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. I really liked the ceiling and light combination here.

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February 10, 2005 12:00 PM // Zoom - comments (0)


This is the Bank Of America building in Atlanta. I am trying for a zoom effect here, and i think i got 1/2 way there. If anyone can give me some advice on how to make this better, I would appreciate it.

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February 9, 2005 12:00 PM // Mock Up - comments (0)


The b&w effect that i applied makes this look almost like a model of a building. In fact, this is Goizueta.

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February 8, 2005 12:00 PM // Alive - comments (0)


Another tree that seemed out of place. It looks like it's alive and reaching for the sky asking for the weather to warm up.

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February 7, 2005 12:00 PM // Field - comments (1)


A field infront of Goitzueta Business School at emory. It had some nice "step" like aspects to it and I enjoyed that.

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February 6, 2005 12:00 PM // Dark Path - comments (2)


This is a path leading down to the Emory Conference Center from the Emory Inn. It had a nice bend to it and I thought that the b&w effect would really help highlight some of the detail.

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February 2, 2005 12:00 PM // Snowing City - comments (1)


Most people hate it when it snows in the city...streets are hard to navigate, everything closes, life doesn't feel "New York." I, however, love it.

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February 1, 2005 12:00 PM // Up Hill Battle - comments (1)


During this month's "blizzard" (New Yorkers are getting soft if 6" is a blizzard), I crabbed my camera (wrapped in a zip-lock bag) and decided to get some shots of people fighting the storm.

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January 31, 2005 12:01 PM // Blow! - comments (0)


While the weather was mostly great, sometimes the wind did kick up.

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January 30, 2005 12:00 PM // Looking Out - comments (0)


This guy was selling something on the beach, but needed a moment to rest.

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January 29, 2005 12:00 PM // Exploding Sky - comments (0)


A great shot of the sign exploding with light as the sun broke free from behind a cloud.

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January 28, 2005 12:00 PM // Silhouette - comments (0)


Jimmy posing as always.

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January 27, 2005 12:00 PM // Paintings - comments (0)


I was looking to buy 1 or 2 of these paintings, but the price of $120 each seemed just a bit high...considering that on the same paintings were being sold on every street corner.

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January 26, 2005 12:00 PM // Coconut Spider - comments (0)


This coconut tree reminded me of some sort of insect.

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January 25, 2005 12:00 PM // Coconuts - comments (1)


A typical sight in DR: a coconut vendor on a bike.

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January 24, 2005 12:00 PM // Heaven - comments (0)


This is a shot that I really liked of the clouds. I was trying to capture the beauty of the sky throughout the entire trip, and finally did with this one.

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January 23, 2005 12:00 PM // Flat - comments (0)


I saw this women laying there and thought that her rigid figure deserved a photograph.

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January 22, 2005 12:00 PM // Back Street - comments (0)


While the poolside and beach were amazing, some of the back alleys in the DR were not quite as nice.

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January 21, 2005 12:00 PM // Beach Beauty - comments (0)


I love the contrast b/w the beautiful women in the foreground and the obviously out of shape father and son in the background. Priceless.

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January 20, 2005 12:00 PM // Lazy Days - comments (0)


The title says it all.

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January 19, 2005 12:00 PM // Bodega - comments (0)


A seaside shop selling assorted "beverages."

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January 18, 2005 12:00 PM // Paradise - comments (0)


A perfect representation of what my vacation to the Dominican Republic was like.

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January 14, 2005 12:00 PM // Flower - comments (0)


A nice shot of a flower.

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January 12, 2005 12:00 PM // Red - comments (0)


Another view from my apt window.

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January 11, 2005 12:00 PM // Stare - comments (0)


This is a self-portrait. I had the idea of capturing an evil look by using the hood, but then took it in a different direction by overlaying color on the b&w photo. I think i look scary!

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January 10, 2005 12:00 PM // Fire Escape - comments (0)


A view from my apt window.

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January 9, 2005 12:00 PM // Chairs In a Row - comments (0)


In the Tropicana Hotel bus depot (Atlantic City).

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January 8, 2005 12:00 PM // Glowing Empire - comments (0)


A different approach to the Empire State Building.

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January 7, 2005 12:00 PM // Sunset 2 - comments (1)


Another angle on the same sunset. I'm wondering what caused the blur off to the left of the sun...almost makes it look like a solar flare.

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January 5, 2005 12:00 PM // Sunset - comments (0)


A gorgeous sunset by my home in Merrick.

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January 3, 2005 12:00 PM // Hangin' Out - comments (0)


This boarder was taking a much needed break from the conditions that day.

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January 2, 2005 12:00 PM // Unnatural Growth - comments (0)


Every tree I skied past was typical...except for this one. I think you can see why.

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January 1, 2005 12:00 PM // Keep Off Ice - comments (0)


Another favorite. Definitely have to take the advice of the sign on this one.

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December 31, 2004 12:00 PM // Ice - comments (0)


Some ice formations up at Killington.

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December 30, 2004 12:00 PM // Gloomy - comments (0)


The cloud cover didn't allow for much, but this shot really captures the essence of what the day felt like. Side note: there are about 25 more skiers in this photograph that i Photoshoped out.

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December 26, 2004 12:00 PM // Pool Shark - comments (1)


Hal posing for the camera. He looks like he actually knows how to play pool there.

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December 24, 2004 12:00 PM // Break! - comments (0)


Trying to capture the force of a pool break. Not sure what the ball is doing jumping up...but good thing it didn't hit my camera!

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December 22, 2004 12:00 PM // Seagulls - comments (0)


On a fringed day at Brighton Beach I happen to catch this beautiful cloud formation.

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December 21, 2004 12:00 PM // Empty - comments (0)


An empty movie theater waiting for patrons.

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December 20, 2004 12:00 PM // Snuggle - comments (0)


At a bowling alley under a black light two pairs of bowling shoes find themselves.

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December 19, 2004 12:00 PM // Swirls - comments (0)


A happy accident with some camera shake.

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December 18, 2004 12:00 PM // Vertical Horizon - comments (0)


Up the side of a building...the horizon, as the title states, is vertical.

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December 17, 2004 12:00 PM // Hard Times - comments (0)


This man looked like he'd seem some hard times.

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December 16, 2004 12:00 PM // Stacks - comments (0)


Reminds me off some soup cans.

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December 15, 2004 12:00 PM // Empty Park - comments (0)


A park unused seems like a big waste to me.

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December 13, 2004 12:00 PM // Giant Frog - comments (1)


Another fun play with perspective.

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December 12, 2004 12:00 PM // Oil Spill? - comments (0)


What appears to be an oil spill, is infact just the rippling of the waves by a boat.

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December 11, 2004 12:00 PM // Spheres - comments (0)


A playground in Murray Hill.

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December 10, 2004 12:00 PM // All Alone - comments (0)


This is one of my favorite photos yet. I love the color on the man's jacket and how it matches the color in the back left of the photo. Also, the flow of the grey on this jacket into the bench and background make for a great balance. There are a lot of elements that just work well together.

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December 9, 2004 12:00 PM // Human Landscape - comments (0)


This is a composite of two photographs. The foreground is a torso of a model, and the background is a landscape in CT.

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December 8, 2004 12:00 PM // Train - comments (0)


A shot of a train passing by the 28th St. station.

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December 7, 2004 12:00 PM // Rust - comments (0)


Rust on a gate by my apt.

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December 6, 2004 12:00 PM // 28th Street - comments (0)


This is my subway stop, 28th street. I love the mixing of moving and still objects.

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December 5, 2004 12:00 PM // Machine - comments (0)


The lighting here makes this looks like some sort of vile monster, when in actuality it's a children's playground apparatus.

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December 4, 2004 12:00 PM // Hugs - comments (2)


This is a classic pose of two nude women. The two different skin tones really help with the play of shadow and light.

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December 3, 2004 12:00 PM // Intertwined - comments (0)


Another shot of the two models intertwined.

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December 2, 2004 12:00 PM // Julie - comments (0)


The shadow and light here make this one of my favorites in this series.

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December 1, 2004 12:00 PM // Statue - comments (0)


Here Holly is the one bent over, and Julie is the one upright. The way that they fit together almost makes them look like a statue.

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November 29, 2004 12:00 PM // Legs Ablaze - comments (0)


Thanks again to Holly and Julie for posing for me.

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November 28, 2004 06:55 PM // Rain - comments (0)


This is a shot taken at the Merrick LIRR station. It was raining and i put the camera on the ground to catch the reflected light of the rain that had accumulated on the ground.

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November 24, 2004 11:59 PM // Arch - comments (0)


The arch in Washington Square Park.

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November 23, 2004 11:59 PM // Picturesque - comments (0)


This is a house from a dream I had. It was a good dream.

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November 22, 2004 11:59 PM // Under The Bridge - comments (0)


This is a shot taken under a bridge in a CT state park.

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November 21, 2004 11:59 PM // A Beauty On Paper - comments (0)


The title to this photo says it all. The beauty of the female body, but done in a fashion as to appear as if it were charcoaled on paper.

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November 20, 2004 11:59 PM // Darkness - comments (1)


I was almost going for a human landscape shot here, but came out with something a little different. It turned into a study of shadow as it pertains to the female body.

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November 19, 2004 11:59 PM // Shine - comments (0)


Another fun attempt at photoshop manipulation. This time i used the water filter and came up with this almost plastic wrapped image.

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November 18, 2004 11:59 PM // Legs - comments (0)


You can really feel the softness of the female body with this shot. The slow sloping curves are what I believe make a truly beautiful women.

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November 13, 2004 11:59 PM // Study of the Nude Body 2 - comments (0)


I was playing with some photoshop filters here and think that the photo came up much better than the original. There's a much greater feeling of intimacy with this effect.

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November 12, 2004 11:59 PM // Study of the Nude Body - comments (0)


My first in a series of nude studies. Thank you to Holly for being my model.

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September 29, 2004 09:16 PM // Amazing Form - comments (0)


A group of street performers were doing there thing in Washington Square Park, and I felt compelled to get that perfect shot...let's hope that this is it.

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September 12, 2004 09:16 PM // Reflections - comments (0)


A shot of a building in Downtown NYC.

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September 6, 2004 09:16 PM // Perspective Is Everything - comments (0)


This rock formation is no more than 2 feet tall. I was playing around with perspective hear and trying to make it look just a bit bigger.

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September 5, 2004 09:16 PM // Gotta Find Some Grub! - comments (0)


This took about 30 shots to get just right. I think i managed to capture everything that i was going for. Another favorite.

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September 4, 2004 09:16 PM // Lilies - comments (0)


A Monet perhaps? I love this shot.

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August 23, 2004 09:16 PM // Sell Out - comments (0)


I was walking through Times Square (my least favorite part of NYC) looking for something to shoot, when I realized that Times Square was a complete sell out. I found this shot when I realized that all TS was now was a giant advertisement.

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August 22, 2004 09:16 PM // Planters - comments (0)


These are planters on the sie of building on 58th and 7th.

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August 21, 2004 09:16 PM // Round Marvel - comments (0)


This is a building on Central Park South that I think is perfectly placed. It's a great contrast to the majority of the buildings in the area and has a great aesthetic appeal. On the other hand, my boss thinks it looks like crap and out of place. You decide.

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August 20, 2004 09:16 PM // Look Closer - comments (0)


Initially this photo makes you look into the distance, which i think is nice. But if you look closer you see to lovers in an embrace, just enjoying the day. Those are fun days.

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August 19, 2004 09:16 PM // Texture Everywhere - comments (0)


When looking at this picture, a friend of mine said he saw a face, a horse, and a cat. I see a hat, an eye, and a hand.

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August 16, 2004 09:16 PM // Pillars - comments (0)


This is a shot of the courtyard of a building that looks like a mental institute in NYC.

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August 14, 2004 09:16 PM // Elegance - comments (0)


This is one of my favorite shots. It's not elaborate or anything amazing, but the simple and clean lines make its quite perfect.

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August 13, 2004 09:16 PM // Patriotism - comments (0)


This is a shot taken outside of the NYU Medical Center.

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August 12, 2004 12:00 PM // Church - comments (0)


Of all the places to find this, it happens to be in Murray Hill. I used a sepia-tone filter to give it that yellow look, and I think it came out good.

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Last 20 Comments

11/11/05: Myrtle Beach on Lifeguard Station:

The Contrast is great! Too bad you lose some def in the sky with the digicam but very nice shot.


10/06/05: Aravis on Night:

This is beautiful. Lit as it is, it has a surreal quality to it that I really like.


09/14/05: Aravis on Giant Frog:

This is really funky. I like it!


09/07/05: Aravis on Two Up, Two Down:

A little freaky, but it made my chuckle. Great shot!


08/11/05: Natalia on Lifeguard Station:

I really like the dramatic contrast between the darkness of the water and the sky and the reflection of the last of the sunset on the boat and lifegaurd stand. I have always enjoyed how you offer a unique perspective in your photos. I am also happy to see that you are posting again on a fairly regular basis..keep it up! As always, I continue being a fan :)


08/05/05: Odilia Liuzzi on Leon and Ginger:

amazing capture!!


08/02/05: Kara on Luzik:

My last name is Luzik. My grandfather, John Luzik, grew up in Youngstown, OH. His father, Jacob Luzik, came to America from Russia with his brother in the early 1900's (pre Russian revolution). Do you know if this is any relation?


06/29/05: ed on Dark Path:

some pictures are very insightful. keep up the good work


05/27/05: Max K. on Light Banana:

If a grocer had a stand on a boulevard in outer space, I had always imagined it looking something like that. Classy.


05/24/05: Abstractions on Necklace:

Very nicely done!


05/14/05: Anonymous Model on Necklace:

I am so pleased with the way this picture came out, of the three posted here I have to say that this is my favorite. It's such an interesting contrast between the skin and the necklace. Thank you to the photographer for making me feel comfortable throughout the entire shoot.


05/05/05: Natalia on Natalia:

Wow, I'm a celebrity now! Actually I have to say that even though I am the subject (and the title) of this picture, making my opinion a tad biased, I really like the picture. I love it in black and white as well as the angle it's taken from. You have this wondeful ability to look at things from a different perspective, a sign of a great photographer.


04/30/05: Aravis on Up Close Art:

Compelling artwork. Love the colors.


04/23/05: Aravis on Hugs:

Lovely, soft and sensual.


04/22/05: Bananas! on Hugs:

Hmmmmmmmmm very nice!!


04/19/05: Natalia on Duck:

AMAZING. seriously, that's all I have to say, your picture is AMAZING....as is the photographer himself I might add.


04/14/05: alina on Wake Up:

OMG thats so adorable. i love babies and the picture is just awesome, as always


04/12/05: alicia on Rower:

Very nice. Simplistic. Both the composition and even the color palatte are simple. I really do like it. Perhaps a few more pics experimenting with motion and some blur?


04/10/05: alina on Ice Cream!:

omg thats such an adorable picture!


04/07/05: Natalia on Ice Cream!:

As a witness to these pictures, I have to say it turned out amazing! I love the contrast between the sweet and innocent look in the first one and the determined fierce look of the second. as always, I continue being a fan.