Gaygler Portrait

Pride Portraits at Google

In association with Pride Month, Google asked me to make portraits of many of their LGBTQ employees. On my way to the shoot in June, I slipped and broke my wrist. They were kind to postpone until August when I was able to work again. We chose a location, I set up my lighting, and then I had about two hours to photograph a constant stream of more than 200 people. It was the quickest portrait shoot I’ve done. I averaged two frames per subject.

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Gaygler Portrait

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

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CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portraits

As part of their Professional Review Day, the CFA Society of New York asked me to set up a studio at their office and make LinkedIn profile portraits for their members. The members participating in this event also received resume reviews and coaching on applying for jobs.

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

CFA Society New York LinkedIn Profile Portrait

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

Tai Chi Double Exposures

Tai Chi Double Exposures

My new camera is capable of making double exposures, so I began experimenting during my tai chi photo shoot. I have a way to go to get adept at posing my subject to get the right amount of overlap, but I see good potential to make some interesting images of a moving art form.

Tai Chi Double Exposures

Tai Chi Double Exposures

Tai Chi Double Exposures

Tai Chi Double Exposures

Tai Chi Double Exposures

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography

Tai Chi Sword Form

I’ve begun an artistic collaboration with a friend who teaches tai chi. She may eventually use some photos to advertise her training, but our real purpose at the moment is to explore the possibilities and see where we can go to make interesting and beautiful images.

We had our first session in my studio where she practiced sword form and later brought out her bright red ribbon, which you’ll see in my next post.

I normally don’t work in black-and-white, but with the dark background, moody lighting, black wardrobe, and metallic sword, any hints of color detracted from the strength of the images. I was much happier with the photos after I made the black-and-white conversion.

In exchange for the photo shoots, my friend will teach me tai chi. I expect this will inform the photography, and I’ll get better at depicting the poses and movements and make my art from an insider’s perspective of understanding.

Stay tuned for more posts on this project as it continues.

Tai Chi Sword Form

Tai Chi Sword Form

Tai Chi Sword Form

Tai Chi Sword Form

Tai Chi Sword Form

Tai Chi Sword Form

Tai Chi Sword Form

Tai Chi Sword Form

Alan Barnett, NYC portrait photography