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Shooting from the Hip # 27(Rainy Days)

Last Wednesday it drizzled pretty much all day. A little rain isn’t going to keep me from pulling out my trusty G10 and shooting. Rain brings out deeper tones and saturated colors while giving a specularity to things we normally associate as being visually flat, especially root vegetables which are covered with a dusting of [...]

Greenmarket in the Studio #5

Now that I’m moving onto this dark thing… Black backgrounds are so completely different to shoot on. The black just wraps itself around the subject matter. Where white is wholesome, clean, crisp and elegant, and never loses my subject, black is erotic, deep, surrounding and foreboding (but not in a creepy kind of way), and [...]

Greenmarket in the Studio #4A

As always, there are many ways to skin a cat (bad metaphor – I have two cats), or should I say capture a bean. If there is any one piece of advice I can give about shooting in the studio, it’s don’t quit when you think you’ve got the shot. Hey, it’s digital. It’s not [...]

Greenmarket in the Studio #4

Finally, my first Union Square produce photo shot in the new studio. I was waiting to get settled before capturing these images of wax beans (crappy name, but that’s what the sign said), also known as yellow, heirloom or golden beans, and almost missed my chance. Except for the folks with the big ORGANIC banner, [...]

Shooting from the Hip #18 (while moving an entire studio)

Done. I’ve moved in to the new studio. Six trips in Vicki’s Suburu Legacy station wagon with Vicki at the wheel. Without my girlfriend as driver and watchdog, not only would I still be moving, I’d probably have been to the tow pound on 12th Avenue as part of the deal. After all, who was [...]

Shooting from the Hip #16

Union Square Market, NYC – 9/5/2009, 10:50 AM I’ve most likely walked through the Union Square market a thousand times, yet it wasn’t until I started shooting for this blog that I discovered a market rarely seen. It’s the vendors who, unknowingly, set up my photos, so it’s a wonder that anything works at all. [...]

Shooting from the Hip #14 & Greenmarket in the Studio #2

As I continue to shoot the Union Square Farmer’s (Green?) Market, I see a pattern. My studio work of Union Square produce over the past three years has clean crisp lines and, with a tip of the hat to Avedon, is shot unadorned with simple lighting. On the other hand, the “as is, where is,” [...]

Shooting from the Hip #14 & Greenmarket in the Studio #2

As I continue to shoot the Union Square Farmer’s (Green?) Market, I see a pattern. My studio work of Union Square produce over the past three years has clean crisp lines and, with a tip of the hat to Avedon, is shot unadorned with simple lighting. On the other hand, the “as is, where is,” [...]

Shooting from the Hip #10

Union Square Market – 1:58PM 07/31/2009 These baby oriental eggplants had a painterly quality to them. This image reminded me of details I’ve seen in 17th century Dutch still life paintings, complete with sexual overtones… Am I pushing the Dutch thing too far?