Waiting for Mermaids

I’m alive….& sadly not on this beach.

I’m alive….& sadly not on this beach.

I watched the sun rise twice in Coney Island this weekend, & I’ve decided it’s my favorite time to be there. Just a few swimmers, some people capping off a night of partying, lots of older ladies & gentlemen taking walks, the usual one or two people with metal detectors on the beach, & me. I was there to shoot, so I’d like to go back sans camera to just sit in the sand with a book. 

Some links to peruse:

Jenny’s show at the J. Cacciola Gallery in Chelsea is this week, I encourage you to check it out

I really love airplanes, & this shot by Adonis is one I’d like hanging on my wall

Elizabeth Weinberg’s photos of the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ape-movement coach are fascinating (be sure to click thru to the Telegraph article, too)

Helen’s shot of pink skies in Alaska

Erica explored an underground city in Turkey

Ben’s self-portrait

Sara, 3 times.

Sara, 3 times.

There’s something very relaxing about photographing a friend, especially when said friend is a natural in front of the camera.

These are a few favorites from my shoot with Sara.

"NYC, You Inspire Me…by allowing me to discover something new about you every day."
Sara Zucker, archivist-turned-fashion/beauty girl doing digital for NARS Cosmetics, photographed at Hallet’s Cove for Mandarin Oriental, New York's NYC You Inspire Me campaign.
Sara is a friend whom I met years ago through Tumblr (yet another reason I’m indebted to the platform), so this shoot was extra fun.

"NYC, You Inspire Me…by allowing me to discover something new about you every day."

Sara Zucker, archivist-turned-fashion/beauty girl doing digital for NARS Cosmetics, photographed at Hallet’s Cove for Mandarin Oriental, New York's NYC You Inspire Me campaign.

Sara is a friend whom I met years ago through Tumblr (yet another reason I’m indebted to the platform), so this shoot was extra fun.

A couple of iPhone shots from my shoot with Ellen Hunter NYC yesterday. I’m exhausted but exhilarated. 

Galway
Whenever I’m in Ireland, one day is always spent in Galway at my cousins place. They have a beautiful house right near Galway Bay with an enormous backyard facing west, so when it’s summertime & the sunset seems to last for 4 hours, the view out their back windows is spectacular. This particular day was a rainy one so after stuffing our faces with brown bread & smoked salmon we just hung around watching a hurling match. At one point the rain shower turned into a sun shower. 

Galway

Whenever I’m in Ireland, one day is always spent in Galway at my cousins place. They have a beautiful house right near Galway Bay with an enormous backyard facing west, so when it’s summertime & the sunset seems to last for 4 hours, the view out their back windows is spectacular. This particular day was a rainy one so after stuffing our faces with brown bread & smoked salmon we just hung around watching a hurling match. At one point the rain shower turned into a sun shower. 

"Since the first time I stumbled into this place 13 years ago, I’ve always been inspired by the Music Inn in the West Village. This homey little shop, overstuffed with instruments from around the world inspires me to push beyond the familiar. NYC, You Inspire Me to keep searching for, and supporting, hidden gems like this."
Kevin Denton, Bar Director for Alder & wd~50 & crooner, photographed at Music Inn World Instrument for Mandarin Oriental, New York's NYC You Inspire Me campaign.

"Since the first time I stumbled into this place 13 years ago, I’ve always been inspired by the Music Inn in the West Village. This homey little shop, overstuffed with instruments from around the world inspires me to push beyond the familiar. NYC, You Inspire Me to keep searching for, and supporting, hidden gems like this."

Kevin Denton, Bar Director for Alder & wd~50 & crooner, photographed at Music Inn World Instrument for Mandarin Oriental, New York's NYC You Inspire Me campaign.