I’d never used a fisheye lens before, but it was fun getting one in New York and shooting some of the vibrant scenes. It was also great to use indoors to capture the vastness of Richard Serra’s work at Gagosian.
Sing for Hope is a charity that brings music into schools, nursing homes, veterans’ groups, and other community organizations. One of its big projects is the “50 Pianos” – they commission 50 volunteer artists to decorate 50 pianos to give to local schools. But before the pianos are distributed to schools, the pianos become a … Continue reading Sing for Hope pianos
Last summer, I’d seen photos of a massive geometric installation of colored string in an abandoned building, but I got there hours after the police had dismantled it and blocked access to the building. So I was excited to see that another version of it had been created, this time much smaller and in a … Continue reading Synth Series returns
Recently I’ve being going to some meetups which combine cosplay and photography. It’s been a fun challenge to learn how to photograph cosplayers in ways that bring out their characters. Here are photos from a shoot in the Library of Congress with Anastasia and her father Tsar Nicholas and Elsa from Frozen, and then Resident … Continue reading Cosplay
The POWWOW!DC week-long mural festival started on a rainy Saturday, but by mid-week there was some good weather and the muralists had made a lot of progress.
On May 24th, the Royal Canadian Airforce Snowbirds flew in formation over D.C., as a token of friendship with the U.S. and celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary next year. They made two passes over southwest D.C., in a formation of 9 CT-114 Tutor planes plus a 10th observational plane. These photos are taken from the … Continue reading Snowbirds flyover
For the past 5 years, the ceiling of Union Station has been covered to repair damage from the earthquake. And for the past 50 years, the original vision for the Main Hall has been obstructed by restaurants or visitors’ kiosks or other structures in the middle of it. Now the Main Hall has been restored … Continue reading Union Station re-emerges
The Post Hunt draws about 10,000 participants each year, trying to solve clues (or even find the clues) within a downtown area. This year, I got three out of the five answers, and was on the way to solving one more, except that I took a break to eat pizza mid-way through and didn’t have … Continue reading Post Hunt 2016
Dia:Beacon is an utterly magical place. It’s in an old Nabisco box-printing plant in Beacon, NY, by the Hudson River. The soaring spaces and light from the industrial windows makes the art even more alive. There are only a few artists featured, each with an abundant space. The most breathtaking is the Dan Flavin installation … Continue reading Dia:Beacon
The POW! WOW! DC mural festival is a 10-day event in NoMA. Today’s kick-off was in Storey Park, with a fair number of people showing up in the rain but not too much painting going on. Fortunately, Storey Park is already covered in art, making it a great background for the festival even if conditions … Continue reading POW! WOW! DC mural festival