A Year in Central Park

A Year in Central Park

Of all the places to shoot photos in New York City, Central Park is by far my favorite area to explore. Measuring 2.5 miles long and a 0.5 mile wide, Central Park is full of interesting things to see. Each area has its own history and character, and each part is full of diverse groups of people; tourists, locals, shoppers, athletes, families, couples, artists, and photographers all converge on the park during various times throughout the year.

Style, Scotch, Shine, and a Shave at Reiss’ AW 14 Event in Soho

Style, Scotch, Shine, and a Shave at Reiss’ AW 14 Event in Soho

As the husband and photographer of a fashion blogger, I often find myself attending shopping events for various brands with my wife. Brands will often invite bloggers and shoppers into their stores to celebrate the launch of a new line of clothing, an anniversary, or store opening. Shopping parties usually involve lots of champagne, bite-sized snacks, lots of cupcakes, as well as a few purchases along the way.

I actually enjoy attending these events with my wife. Most men know what it’s like to go shopping with their wife or girlfriend. It’s usually awful. Fortunately, shopping events are not like that; they are actually fun. I don’t have to hold my wife’s purse, and I don’t have to stand there by myself while she tries on outfit after outfit. Instead, I get to sip on champagne, socialize with other bloggers, and eat free snacks.

While I do enjoy these events, I’m not necessarily these brands’ target audience. That is why I was excited to hear that Reiss was hosting a mens’ event at their Soho location to celebrate the launch of their new Autumn/Winter 2014 Tailoring Collection.

3 Reasons Why You Should Be on Every Social Media Site

Social media plays a huge role in how we communicate with others, but I’ve often said that it’s impossible to commit to every single social media site. We have to set limits, and spend our time wisely. Otherwise, we would never have time to do anything else. I tend to spend a majority of my time on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Those are the sites that I get the most value from, and where I have the most genuine connections with others.

With that said, while I don’t allocate much time for other social networks, I do believe that it is important to have a presence on as many social networks as possible, even if my accounts, for the most part, sit dormant. In this article, I will explain why I think it’s important to at least have a presence on every social media site, even if you’re not very active.

Is Microsoft the New Apple?

For a while, I have been talking about how Apple has not been very innovative in creating devices that creatives can use in their workflow. Sure, Apple makes great products, but unfortunately, Apple simply isn’t focused on building products for creatives anymore. Instead, Apple is focused on building devices for consumer audiences.

Sure, Apple does build a few high-end devices that creatives can use, like the Mac Pro, but aside from a few cosmetic differences and hardware updates, there isn’t much difference between a high-end Apple computer on the market today, and one that was for sale a few years ago. The same also applies to their line of tablet devices. Apple tablets aren’t that much different today than they were when they were first announced. In addition, while the iPad is a fantastic device for consuming content, it’s terrible at creating it, and Apple doesn’t seem to have any plans to change that in the near future.

While Apple hasn’t been focused on creatives for a while, other manufacturers, like Microsoft, are building some exciting new devices that have changed the way creatives can interact with their work. That is why I have been wondering lately, if Microsoft is the new Apple. If Microsoft is as focused on creatives today, as Apple was 10-20 years ago.

Obsessed With Tulle: Behind the Scenes With Photographer Sarah Silver

Obsessed With Tulle: Behind the Scenes With Photographer Sarah Silver

Back in June, photographer, Sarah Silver, invited me back to her studio to shoot some behind the scenes photos for a beauty project that she was working on with makeup artist, Vincent Oquendo, hair stylist, Andre Cueto Saavedra, and art director, Danielle Von Braun. I enjoy shooting behind the scenes photos for fashion and beauty projects, it’s fascinating to see how professionals like Sarah and her team craft these stunning looks.

When I shoot behind the scenes photos, I try to tell the story behind the photo shoot. I document each step in the process as best as I can, but I do it in an artistic way that brings out the passion and enthusiasm that each member of the team has for the project.