Friday, January 31, 2014

Bunny Buxomm - January Shoot

I had the privilege of photographing NYC Burlesque star Bunny Buxomm last weekend at my studio **cough cough living room cough cough** and for those that are part of my facebook page, you have probably seen a few of these already. You will find some alternatives to what I already posted but also additional photos that you haven't seen.


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Friday, January 24, 2014

Just a quick edit from a shoot I did this afternoon with New York's own Bunny Buxomm.

Monday, November 4, 2013

View from the GWB.

I took this while riding my bike home across the George Washington Bridge the other day. Who could resist the god rays on downtown?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

I shot these the other week for a co-worker that was needing head shots. Gotta stay in shape with the lights. 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Inwood III

I'll have to come up with a more creative title for these Inwood posts. I got a few more rolls of film back the other day, here are some of the highlights.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Inwood II

I got a couple of rolls of film back the other day, here are a couple of the highlights. These were all shot in the Inwood Neighborhood of Manhattan.

Chuc Nguyen

A friend of mine recently passed away. His name is Chuc Nyguen. Chuc was one of first photographers that I met at college that really blew me away. his work was amazing. I met him in the darkroom at Orange Coast College, it was my first semester there and I was just learning to print black and white. He was in a corner of the dark room by himself and I watched him as he did what appeared to be magic motions under the light of his enlarger. I was intrigued. He printed extremely dark, burning out everything that was irrelevant. He was also was a lover of printing on warm toned paper, he always had a box of the Illford variety with him. He showed me his prints and I was instantly in awe of his talent. He was far above what I even thought was possible. Even now looking back his prints are astonishing. Since his passing, I have searched the net to find what I could, but unfortunately there is not a whole lot out there. He was not into social media and barely made a blip on the internet. If anyone out there has a source where you can view his images online, that would be amazing. I have a couple that I can share.

The first is a way too small to do it justice, it is a too small sample of his fashion photography. The 2nd is from a series of photographs he did on the homeless in Los Angeles.

Eventually we became pretty good friends. We talked a lot at school. He worked in the labs there, and we went on several photo adventures together. The most memorable was a trip out to the Salton Sea that the two of us undertook. He was socially awkward, but it was in a really good way. He came with me to parties with my circle of friends and he seamlessly would blend in and even steal the show even though if  you were to look at us, you would wonder what we had in common, he was an obvious outsider that was incredible welcome. He was just able to do that. I don't know much about his life choices over the last few years, but I know he had problems. Only Chuc could tell you why he took his life, but it hurts me to know that he felt he had no other choice than to do it. I know this is a feeling that is shared by his family and all of his friends, most of them were probably knew him much better than I. I'll miss you Chuc. This has been a little bit of a rough year, friend #3 to go out, and all of them have been too young.