This Is What Democracy Looks Like!

On Saturday, I joined the 400,000 people in New York City (and the over 3 million people across the country and around the globe) marching not only for women’s rights, but also in direct protest of the recently inaugurated 45th President and his party’s insidiously dangerous platform. It’s rather difficult to put the experience into words, but suffice it … More This Is What Democracy Looks Like!

New Year’s Eve

At long last, 2016 has finally come to an end and the new year could not begin quickly enough. As rough as the past 12 months have been, it’s important to remember that we have some very challenging times ahead, but for a few hours on December 31st we can be forgiven for setting our worries … More New Year’s Eve

Vintage Subway

Each year during the holidays, the MTA takes a break from its usual soul-crushing inefficiency to treat New Yorkers to a bit of subway nostalgia by operating a handful of vintage train cars around the city. I’ve seen them in passing over the years, but never took the opportunity to have a closer look, but this year was a … More Vintage Subway

Fujifilm X-T1

Back in September Fujifilm released the X-T2, the latest in their professional tier of X Series mirrorless cameras. Coming in at $700 cheaper (thanks to a generous sale in light of this new release) now seemed like a great time to pick up the T2’s predecessor, the X-T1. Given this relatively hefty discount, it seemed like a reasonable choice … More Fujifilm X-T1

Life with Lightroom

It took me about a year, but I finally bit the bullet and began a subscription for Adobe’s Creative Cloud, complete with Lightroom and Photoshop. I’ve always tried to avoid a heavily processed look in my images (mostly because I didn’t know I what I was doing), but after just a few weeks of playing with the software I’m … More Life with Lightroom

Buck’s Night

A couple of days before my friend Emile’s wedding, he, the other groomsmen, and myself got together for the bachelor party which was a few months in the making. As a full-fledged Australian, however, we’ll go with the more culturally appropriate term of “buck’s night” in honor of the groom. The four of us kicked … More Buck’s Night

Midtown Lights

Though it’s rather cliché, it’s been a while since I’ve been playing around with long exposures and thought it was high time to get some shots of light trails around Manhattan, particularly near the Fuller building (better known as the Flatiron). Late on a Saturday evening, I set up my tripod around 23rd street to get some shots before realizing … More Midtown Lights

Long Exposure

As my camera kit continues to grow, the latest additions are a 12mm wide-angle lens from Rokinon (made specifically for Fuji x-mounts) and a pretty affordable, lightweight, and versatile tripod from Dolica. The reviews for the Rokinon glass all touted its great lowlight performance, so, equipped with my tripod I thought I’d try some long exposure photography … More Long Exposure

Movie Stills

A few months ago I came across an article by Jonas Rask, a photographer I recently began following on Instagram. In it, he outlines a few techniques for emulating movie stills from photographs and I’ve been excited to give it a try ever since. The primary tool Jonas mentions is Photoshop, but I’ve only been shooting with my cameras for a … More Movie Stills

The Great Bridge

This 4th of July weekend has ended up being a stay-cation for me, and with the few nice moments of sunshine we’ve had in the city so far I decided to head into Manhattan on Saturday for a quick photowalk which is something I feel like I haven’t done in ages. My first stop was the Lower … More The Great Bridge

Bonnaroo: Part Two

By Saturday morning the festival lifestyle was definitely beginning to catch up with us. Luckily there weren’t any bands scheduled who we were particularly excited about seeing until later in the afternoon, so we set out for some food and people watching in what little shade we could find. The communal atmosphere was palpable everywhere we went and it … More Bonnaroo: Part Two

Bonnaroo: Part One

With peak wedding season rapidly approaching, I feel like most of my friends are in the midst of blocking out travel dates, attending summer ceremonies, or preparing for their own impending nuptials this Fall. The latter is indeed the case for one of my closest friends, Andre, who resolved to attend the annual Bonnaroo musical festival in Tennessee for … More Bonnaroo: Part One

Montréal: Partie Un

It’s been roughly six months since my team at work have all been in the same place at the same time, so in true Automattic fashion we recently descended upon an unsuspecting city to convene, cowork, and explore. This time around: Montréal, Canada. Coming from New York, I was sort of blown away by how quick and … More Montréal: Partie Un

Industry City: Zoomed

With the prospect of lingering Spring weather becoming a reality, I thought this weekend would be a good opportunity to try out my newest zoom lens; the Fuji XC 50-230mm. It’s a fairly entry-level lens, but its light weight and image stabilization make it ideal for street photography at a distance. I headed back over to Bush Terminal Park now … More Industry City: Zoomed

Bush Terminal Park

I’m usually a bit reluctant to do any street photography in my own neighborhood lest I annoy the other residents, but the lighting was too good to pass up today and I decided to venture down to Bush Terminal Park on the edge of the Bay Ridge Channel. Hidden on the far side of the industrial zone in Sunset … More Bush Terminal Park

Jonas Part 2

I woke up to the sound of shovels scraping against the sidewalk this morning and decided to check out the aftermath of what may very well be the largest snow storm in NYC history since 1869. As the city begins to dig itself out from under the almost 30 inches of snow before the weekend … More Jonas Part 2

Winter Storm Jonas

I’m not sure if it was inspiration from DiCaprio’s turn as the tenacious frontiersman in The Revenant, or just an adolescent desire to stomp around in the fluffy stuff, but as Jonas continued to dump snow knee deep in Sunset Park, I grabbed my expensive electronic camera and headed out into the squall to document … More Winter Storm Jonas