Portraits from the NYC Pride Ride

 

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This follow-up to my previous post on OutCycling’s NYC Pride Ride contains individual portraits I made of some of the riders. The day turned out to be beautifully sunny, but luckily there was a lot of shade at the lunch stop and some other places along the route.

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OutCycling’s NYC Pride Ride

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In June I photographed the second annual NYC Pride Ride. Organized by one of New York City’s LGBT cycling clubs, OutCycling, the ride consisted of 30-, 60-, and 100-mile routes through New York City and Bergen and Rockland counties to celebrate Pride Month. Attended by more than 200 riders, the event was a great success, stopping midway through for lunch at Rockland Lake State Park and ending with a festival at Riverbank State Park at 145th Street on the Hudson River.

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Randi and Jon’s Destination Wedding in Playa del Carmen

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I photographed my first destination wedding at Paradisus La Perla Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It was a small, casual wedding with about 40 guests, an outdoor ceremony near the beach, formal portraits afterwards on the beach, then a fun dinner party at one of the resort’s restaurants. My biggest challenge was packing light yet still feeling confident I had all the equipment I’d need to do the best job possible. Everything worked out pretty well.

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Lifestyle Photos for an Entrepreneur

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My client needed publicity photos to promote her company which helps interior designers run their businesses. She specializes in moving their business operations to the cloud so they can focus on their creative work and manage their offices remotely. We staged the photos to look like she was working from home on her mobile devices, though our set was the Christopher Guy showroom, containing furniture and an atmosphere that would appeal to her target market.

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Brooklyn Zombie Portraits

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In addition to the photos in my previous post capturing the action of the NYC Zombie Crawl, I also focused on intimate portraits of individual zombies. It was pretty easy, since these people really wanted to be photographed. Many of them took their makeup and costumes seriously, to great effect. The man in the photo above affixed live worms to his face; that was pretty gross.

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Zombies Invade Williamsburg

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The last two Octobers I enjoyed photographing the zombie walks in Asbury Park, NJ. A friend found out about the NYC Zombie Crawl on Memorial Day weekend, and we joined with our cameras. The crawl from Trash Bar Brooklyn on Grand Street to McCarren Park was far smaller than the Guinness-record-breaking New Jersey Zombie Walk last October, but it was no less spirited. What I liked best is that this walk went along city streets, with zombies playfully attacking cars, taxis, and even a city bus. Many surprised drivers laughed along, but some seemed rather annoyed.

Stay tuned for my next post with intimate portraits of zombies.

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Stop and Smell the Roses

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A client has the framed series of four photos below of her grandmother at three years of age dropping a bunch of roses from her dress. She wanted to make a counterpart with her three-year-old daughter. A fabricator of Broadway costumes, she was able to recreate a modern version of the dress, and she came to me to make the photos. In addition to the series above, I shot one closeup that my client loved.

Grandmother

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