Entries in New York City (12)

Thursday
Oct242013

New York City's next mayor last year

Just last year, before he announced his run for mayor of New York City, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio addressed the ASTIA We Own It Summit lunch. The summit was about increasing the representation of African American, Hispanic American, and Native American women in business.

Bill De Blasio addresses ASTIA summit

Tuesday
Mar192013

Victory Fund for Christine Quinn

We photographed an event for the Victory Fund last week.  They are a national organization that work to get LGBT candidates elected to political office.  The event was MCed by Rory O'Malley, founder of Broadway Impact and star of Book of Mormon, and featured a performance by Roseanne Cash.  Notable guests included Congressman Barney Frank and Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

Christine Quinn and Annise ParkerKim Catullo, Christine Quinn, Roseanne Cash

Rory O'Malley, Barney Frank, Christine Quinn

Friday
Sep072012

New York City Hall Weddings

Usually couples who travel from outside NYC are wanting a less formal and shorter time for wedding pictures. It's really popular to have a wedding in the City Clerk's Office.  I do a photography package especially for these downtown weddings.  First the ceremony, afterwards we travel to City Hall Park with a beautiful antique fountain and finish with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge.  My favorite spot is right underneath the bridge. It looms large in the background.  It's fun be surrounded by so many happy wedding couples.  It's great for people watching, which makes up for the waiting time.

 

Wednesday
Apr042012

New York Playwrights

One of the most enjoyable aspects of  photography is the unique situation of every job.  One day I may be wandering the beautiful rooms of the Palace Hotel, or strolling across the Bow Bridge in Central Park in spring, and the next day I might be working in a dark auditorium. On this particular day the location was at a restaurant that allowed no pictures at all.  We were meeting two well known playwrights for American Theatre Magazine.

They were Tracy Letts, who received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and Sarah Ruhl, who at 34 has already won a half-million-dollar MacArthur Fellowship for her plays which include The Clean House, a comedy that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005.

Thinking quickly, I saw a old block of tenement buildings and thought the colors behind them would be flattering and not distracting. Also, it shows an older, not so fashionable area of the New York theater district in the background. 

Luckily for me my instincts were right and the art director loved the photos.

Tuesday
May312011

Double Wedding at City Hall

This wedding was the first double wedding I have been asked to photograph.  Four friends came to New York City to do their marriages together.  It turned out to be a perfect day for all of them.  We met at the City Hall's Marriage Bureau and each couple got married in the same room one right after the next.  We did all their photos in downtown locations.  First City Hall Park where the spring flowers were blooming and then Pier 17 at South Street Seaport for a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

A City Hall Ceremony

Spring in City Hall Park

Walking the "runway"