Friday, August 29, 2008
These are two samples of my New York City trip. I brought along a Canon G9 point and shoot digital camera but most of the
serious work was done on a medium format camera shooting T-max 100 film. These two images were taken as I stumbled onto
the Dominican Republic parade near Bryant Park.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Recently I was sent to cover Senator John McCain's visit to Las Cruces, New Mexico. It was my first assignment after returning from a two week long vacation in the East Coast. It didn't take long to get back in the swing of things. After mingling with photographers and news media people it was down to business as I try to focus on the work at hand. The Media relations people for McCain were very cool. They know local press is at the bottom of the totem pole, so when I got the chance to shoot up close of him speaking it was a bit nerve wrecking. Security personnel keeping their eyes on you at all times. The experience seems to be surreal. In these cases you can only try to get something "different" and not embarrass yourself or the people you work for. These two images above are some of my observations from the event.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
For the last two weeks I've bee on the east coast visiting family and friends. On the first day of my trip I got to go to the
new Newseum which is the museum dedicated to journalism. It's an amazing building and one can spend hours just staring at the photos, mementos , and videos of anything journalism related. The most powerful section of the museum is perhaps the 9-11 display where a wall displays the hundred of front pages of Newspapers' coverage of the event. Very powerful!!, and in the foreground
is the radio tower atop one of the fallen towers. The picture above is a panoramic I shot with my Canon G9 from the terrace overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue. With the stitch program the camera came with it was super easy compiling five different shots to make this image.