Tuesday, November 19, 2013

working with little people will make your day

Some shoots are a burden, others are pure joy. Working with little people is immensely rewarding.

They see life the way we all should - positive, fun, curious, intriguing, wonderful and essentially happy. Getting them to smile is easy; most already are.

Makes one wonder. When do most of us lose our innocence? Maybe some of us haven't? I've been told I'm childlike (though not childish). I take that as a compliment.

Life is way too short to be negative. Doesn't the Bible exhort us to be like little children?

I was today. And it made my day.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

happiness is in serving the needs of others

Some assignments enrich your soul. This was one of them

Happiness is getting a Hanukah food delivery to your door.

A wonderful community project put on by the Bronx Jewish Council to low income and isolated senior citizens. This was my assignment this morning as I followed a mother-daughter team who just happened to make a delivery in my building to one of my neighbors!

Serving the needs of others. What a better place this would be if we all thought this way!

Monday, November 11, 2013

shooting the shooters

While shooting the local Veteran's Day Parade, not only did I shoot veterans (soldiers who might've shot other soldiers in combat) but some other photogs as well. All in fun, seeing others do what you do and being filmed in the process.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

death lies below

This accident is right below the overpass of the Hutchinson River Parkway which my favorite running path crosses. That black SUV flipped over the median rail and sheared the top of one oncoming car and caused another car to go out of control and crash inside the underpass.

I was told there were body parts strewn across the roadway - a grisly site for sure. But there's a lesson here. Life isn't guaranteed to anyone and for some it's shorter than they ever could've thought.

And finally - I was supposed to go running this morning at the exact time this took place. Was I not supposed to be there?

I'll never know.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


As a photographer, there are photos I think are mediocre but others fawn over. This is one of them.

Is it the fog, the leading lines or the caption I posted with it: "Into the fog I ran. Just another organic form in the test of time."

Maybe this photo awakens that Wizard of Oz archetype re: the yellow brick road. Maybe it stimulates that journey all of us take just living our lives? Maybe the wanderlust that many of us have - that walk we are curious to take that leads us into the unknown?

Whatever it is, I'm glad I was able to touch the souls of others, for whatever  reason(s).