Did you know that I have a section on Shoot New York City with my favorite indie businesses? It’s called Discover New York City and it’s an ongoing process of listing businesses that I think are worthy of attention.
One of the businesses that I’ve highlighted is CW Pencil Enterprise. How cool is that? A store that specializes in pencils!
You can search by neighborhood and/or kind of business. Enjoy. Do you know of a business that I should highlight?
The Swiss born American photographer, Robert Frank died yesterday at his summer home in Nova Scotia. His photography not only had a great influence on street photography and photography in general, but also on the way that we see America.
Frank is perhaps best known for his book The Americans with 83 photos that present the viewer with some of the most iconic images of Americans. It’s impossible for me to see a black and white photo of an American flag without thinking of Frank. He presented us with a radical vision of who we are.
I was very fortunate to meet Frank this year outside of his apartment on Bleecker Street here in New York City. I thanked him for his contribution to photography and asked him if I could take the photo that is included here. We shook hands.
His work will be remembered and admired for generations to come. If you’re not familiar with his work there is much to discover. I hope that you will find it as illuminating about American culture as do I.
I have an article in the latest issue of Inspired Eye. It is a fabulous photography magazine featuring photos and interviews with a handful of photographers mostly involved in street photography. It is definitely worth subscribing to.
In a world that is overpopulated with images, Curious Frame is where I share my thoughts on photography. After numerous decades of involvement in the world of photography, I have been spending more time thinking and writing about photography. After all, writing is a different activity and it deserves to have a space of its own. I hope that you enjoy it!
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is a celebration of the Summer Solstice. I have photographed it 11 years in a row and today is my 12th year of shooting it. This photo is from 2015 which I haven’t published before.
Sometimes my street photography and my abstract photography merge. Sometimes it is a fine line between the two genres. If you are interested in exploring some of the methods that you can use to create abstract street photography, I am co-hosting a workshop with Linda Hacker on 16 July. Half of the 10 spaces are already taken. You can find out more info about it and register online.