Lisa and Rob were married this August in Buffalo. I was lucky enough to sneak a few BTS shots in before the ceremony and managed to cause a little mischief during the reception. This was the most perfect backyard wedding put together by the couple and their families, and every little detail was executed impeccably with a ton of love.
Lisa and Rob are high school sweethearts who most recently got back together and are getting married! We couldn’t have asked for a better morning to shoot these photos; Central Park was in all it’s glory. The couple requested pictures in the iconic Bethesda Terrace and we were serenaded by a man in plain clothes, singing opera! Absolute magic. This was one of those days where you take a step back and realize how magical this city truly is every day.
Some behind the scenes shots of Rosie Assoulin’s 2015 Resort presentation in NYC last week. Almost called the bank to free up some assets to buy up some of this collection. It’s absolutely stunning, architectural even. Check out full coverage of my photos on Sketch42 blog here.
I’ve often been asked about what kind of photos I take and came to the conclusion (well, it was actually Nicole who said it) that it’s often nothing but shadows and light. It’s hilarious, I’m the Seinfield of photographers; he did a show about nothing, I take photos of nothing! But damn, is it beautiful.
The Intermix 5th Ave store was newly renovated and to celebrate, they featured the art and photography of Nicole Cohen of Sketch42 blog. Nicole’s abstract paintings as well as her photography were on display throughout the store and tied very nicely into the SS collections on display now at Intermix. I can’t say more about how utterly amazing the quality of the prints were. Nicole partnered with Uplo, a site where anyone can upload, print, and purchase photography, to print her photographs. Let me tell you, printing on plexiglass is so stunning in person. I’m DYING to have one of these in my apartment. Overall, the event was a huge success. Signed limited edition runs of these prints are on sale now, check out Nicole’s blog for details or purchase prints from her Uplo page.
After attending two presentations this week, I think the most interesting thing about NY Fashion Week is the people watching. There are SO many characters buzzing about and I was doing more lurking than actually shooting fashion. Below are the photos I took at the Novis RTW Spring presentation in Chelsea.
There were some really sharply tailored pieces and I enjoyed the color palette. The shoes were ridiculously killer, and you can see in my photos that these poor creatures are almost wilting from standing still for over an hour. I don’t know how they do it. The view from the pit. My tiny little camera was dwarfed by these big guns.
Happy Fashion Week!
This past Saturday, I took the ladies up north for a little trespassing. The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research was built in 1924 and was dedicated to the study of plants and associated organisms for the “betterment of society.” It’s been in ruin since the late 70s in Yonkers, smack-dab in the middle of an office park, complete with an Applebees. We thought over the plan to break into this main building when we saw the dog-sized raccoons eating breakfast. Instead, we moved on to the greenhouses. I cannot imagine going to this place any time after dark. It was scary in broad daylight. Applebees wasn’t even open for lunch and I already had that erie feeling in the pit of my stomach just walking around this place. It is pretty amazing how fast nature starts to take over.
If we were gonna get chopped up into bits in the middle of the day, I wonder who was going to save us.
Since my mother reads this, I must let you all know that we left the Institute unscathed. Lisa and I tried venturing into the basement of the greenhouses, got halfway down the stairs and chickened out. No raccoons were harmed in the making this post, we’ve all had our tetanus shots, and when we were done, we proceeded to the nearest shopping mall for lunch and mindless shopping. But at least for a little bit, we saw something cool.