Monday, February 24, 2014

The Westminster Kennel Club 138th Annual Dog Show

Here are a few edits from the Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. Please view a larger edit with Best in Show here.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

New York Fashion Week: Thom Brown

Here are a few outtakes from before and during the Thom Browne show at the 2014 New York Fashion Week. A wider edit can be viewed here.

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New York Fashion Week: Prabal Gurung

This is a selection of images from the Prabal Gurung show during the 2014 New York Fashion Week. Please view a larger edit here.

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New York Fashion Week Outtake

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Not all models during Fashion Week are on the runway. Security stands at guard during the Prabal Gurung show.

New York Fashion Week: Hood By Air

Here is a selection of images from the Hood By Air show located at Chelsea Piers during the 2014 New York Fashion Week. Please view more images here.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Before New York Fashion Week: Backstage at Rag & Bone

A week before the official February 6th start of New York Fashion Week, Rag & Bone held their Fall/Winter 2014 Menswear collection in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City on January 28. Below is a selection of images made backstage before the show; more images can be scene here.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Wintry Weather on Long Island

Various weather art for Newsday of the aftereffects following a winter storm on the South Shore of Long Island in January 2013.

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Frieze Art Fair New York

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Scene from the Frieze Art Fair on New York City's Randall's Island in May 2013. Additional coverage was published at The Daily Beast; specific exhibits can be viewed here and additional views of the scene at Frieze can be viewed here.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in New York City

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and his wife, Micki, arrive before Rawlings participated in a panel during the global launch of "Ring the Bell: One million men. One million promises." at One UN New York Hotel in New York. Along with actor Sir Patrick Stewart, singer Michael Bolton and NFL quarterback Don McPherson, the panel drew attention to the promises from men to take action on violence against women. (for The Dallas Morning News)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

For 22 1/2 Days I was a Staff Photographer at Newsday

For 22 and a half days I had my dream job as a staff photographer for Newsday. Working for their web-only publication Newsday Westchester, I shot stills and videos for the publication that served Westchester and Rockland counties and several other counties north of New York City.

On Wednesday, June 26, the staff was called into the conference rooms of our newsrooms in Yonkers and Manhattan, and the newspaper's publisher announced the entire operation would cease immediately. Only a few hours later the site's tombstone was unveiled.

I had a chicken cutlet sandwich with avocado called the 'California' sitting on my desk when we were called in; I lost my appetite for the sandwich among the packing, shock and emotion within the former-industrial park newsroom. After turning in my gear, I left shortly thereafter without editing the story I covered earlier that day.

I am brought to certain emotion no person would expect to attend to without getting the chance to adjust the comfort levels of their desk chair. Reminder of the abridged privilege to serve with this brilliant cadre of journalists for that amount of time is privilege enough when reflecting on the tenacity, kindheartedness and justice that shone within the intimate Yonkers and Manhattan newsrooms.

"We are going to break this open" was continuously echoed to me by the directing editor of the four-person multimedia staff from the time I was brought aboard until halfway into my fourth week. Even as the newsroom and site emerged from infancy, the reporters, editors, producers and visual journalists offered an incomparable product to the Lower Hudson Valley. They unquestionably broke into the stories and lives of the area.

Below is an edit from my 22 and a half days shooting for Newsday Westchester.

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Terrence O'Brien, the Founding Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, at the Boscobel House and Gardens in Garrison. (June 5, 2013) 

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Argentina Ramirez, of Yonkers, makes a call from inside a convenience store during a day of sunny weather with temperatures in the mid-80s in Tarrytown. (June 17, 2013)

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A member of a foursome looks on from a bunker on the ninth hole during the 4th Annual Ahmad Rashad Golf Classic at the Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale. (June 24, 2013)

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Bill DeGroat, of Stony Point, points to the site of a temporary desalination intake near a proposed site for a new permanent plant intake in Haverstraw along the Hudson River. The previously used intake, ran for multiple years, sat adjunct to the Haverstraw Marina. DeGroat's family has kept a fishing cottage underneath the US Gypsum oring operation, which sits yards from the defunct intake. (June 18, 2013)

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A member of the audience looks on during the 117th commencement exercise of Yonkers Middle/High School at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (June 20, 2013)

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Kwazi Peters and his son, Elijah, 5, both of Yonkers, walk along Riverdale Avenue while on their way to a deli before heading home on a rainy day in Yonkers. (June 10, 2013) 

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A student studies in a classroom as board members of the East Ramapo Central School District give Newsday for a tour of Ramapo Senior High School after complaints of vermin, mold and air quality issues were reported in the school district. (June 11, 2013)

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Kaylynn Tejera, 17, center left, and Amanda Kozlek, 15, wrestle on the lawn between Brandon Alves, 19, on left, and Alexa Estevez, 16, all of Yonkers, as they wait for the opening of the Tibbetts Brook Park pool on the first day of summer in Yonkers. (June 21, 2013)

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Peter Harckham, majority leader of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, announced his re-election campaign for the 2nd Legislative District at Mount Kisco Village Hall. (June 18, 2013)

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Reneissance Francis, 18, a senior at Saunders High School, in her Yonkers home two days before graduation. (June 21, 2013)

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A woman uses her mobile device during a press conference in the county office building while Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino and representatives from nine Westchester municipalities address reports cards sent from the federal monitor of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. (June 12, 2013)

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Graduates before the 117th commencement exercise of Yonkers Middle/High School at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (June 20, 2013)

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Family members embrace following the 117th commencement exercise of Yonkers Middle/High School at the Westchester County Center in White Plains. (June 20, 2013)