Archive for June, 2009
In these images I particularly enjoy the warped perspective of the ground and the uncanny shape of the subjects body. This year & very unconsciously I have been drawn to the cyan/blue green palette.
Everything about this woman was attractive , but especially when she put her shoes on. Michelle Lach was ordained on the internet to marry my friends Jill and Ryan. While she did a fantastic job of putting the event on a pedestal, she also found a way to look too cool for school while she did it. If any of you blog readers know Michelle, then you know, looking counter culture comes very easily to her. If her shoes are any indication to you, Michelle pretty much knew exactly how to rock the casbah & In fact I know that she is up to exactly that wherever she is and whatever she is doing. This one goes out to you miss Michelle. Rock on.
I am loving this particular image from this photographer called Emily Shur right now. This was shot on Type 59 film. Emily is based in California, she is best known for her Celebrity work and is quite a common name for people familiar with the Photo Blog circuits. For those who don’t know her, Check it http://www.emilyshur.com
Stephen Mallon, Friend, Photographer and President of ASMP-New York has had a smashing 2009 so far! This post is to commemorate his action packed last few months. In January Steve “exclusively” photographed the rescue operation of Flight 1549 that had to emergency land into the Hudson river. The assignment was right up his alley. Click here to find out why http://stephenmallon.com
The images were kept under lock and key by agencies for insurance purposes for several weeks and now that the curfew is lifted the pictures are making more than a dent on people’s mind. The story got picked up by WIRED, Communication Arts Annual 2009 & Steve just got interviewed by CBS. I sit on the board of ASMP NY with Stephen and he deserves all the success in the world. This post Steve, is for you! Click on image for the WIRED story. Here is the link to the CBS interview. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5012471n
My shower series continues strong. Nana, who I have had the fortune of photographing last year, paid me a generous visit a few weekends ago. The images hopefully speak for themselves. Nana, in addition to allowing me to photograph her, also had a few words of reflection about this project. Thanks Nana for the time, words and good energy.
“Thankfully, I grew up in a home where the naked body was seen for what it is — something everybody has under their clothes. Though nudity is often misrepresented through the lens of sexual objectification, ironically, we are most often naked when we’re doing very asexual things like changing our clothes, using the toilet, or showering. This truth is what drew me to participate in Manjari Sharma’s Shower Series. At once cleansing and cathartic, a shower is a daily reminder of the metaphorical truth that oftentimes we have to strip ourselves of all the layers we accumulate in this life to get clean.” – Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond
Sneak Peak of the new photo shoot. I recently shot this during my trip to Martha’s Vineyard . I guess Water is the theme for 2009.
The final contest results are out and apart from the Viewers Choice Award, I have also officially won Third place in the Eye on the Strand photo contest. My image will published in Picture Magazine and it will be exhibited at Pratt CCPS Gallery in July. Thanks for the push, pat and hugs you all. I have the best friends and family in the world.