Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Solarized photo. For months and I'd venture to say a little over a year, I have been trying this technique finally came up with this mash-up.
Edited using only Adobe Lightroom. Yes, only Lightroom. I am proud that I only used Lightroom because the program has it’s limitations unlike Photoshop where the possibilities are virtually endless. Don’t get me wrong I love Photoshop but there is a little pressure to perform, you know? Lightrooms sliders make results a bit more random and forces me to really conciser the few tools available.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Fresh fruits grocery on 5th ave between 49-50th streets. This is where all of the Puerto Rican sofito and pasteles ingredients are. I will be posting about pasteles very soon.
Why am I going to post about such a secret dish you ask? Well, I have come to realize that the world is changing. I had never learned how to make this traditional Puerto Rican dish and it pains me to know that my friends, cousins, aunts, uncles and moms never learned either. It is an art and it really is a group project. This past weekend I hosted the inaugural Pastele Making Party. It was a smash success. The best part, we were not all Puerto Rican. In fact, I dare say Puerto Ricans were the minority, which is why I will be posting about the pastele making. If we all begin to look for these ingredients, they will always be available.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
No one waiting to vote at this Sunset Park Brooklyn branch (PS169). There is almost never a line; weird because this school has a ridiculous over crowding issue. "Overcrowding has pushed some classes into the halls." - quote from InsideSchools.org
Get out and vote folks! The time is now.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Sunset Park BID Christmas decorations on fifth ave went up yesterday. I was surprised because its not even Halloween yet- But hey, don’t we all wish it was Christmas all year around? Nothing wrong with a little holiday spirit.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
#sspk #photowalk reminder Thursday (tomorrow) 10am. Email me directly to find out where the next meeting point will be.
A little background on this shot: I see this family a few times a week. They ride their #bikes to school. A couple of years ago, it was dad with son. This year little sister appeared and I loved that. Today I finally asked if I could take a photo- too bad the picture with them all smiling didn’t come out too well. I liked this one better.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
I don't know if these two projects are connected. I can only imagine they are but I couldn't find any solid facts saying so. On one of my bike/photo walks, I came across a few of these signs and thought they might be. Anyway, I also thought this was a strange location (62nd street between 6th and 7th ave) where there are a few "sweat shops" (I call them manufacturing warehouses) and recycling centers. The road is industrial and seems a bit dangerous as there are no pedestrians really and more tucks. Not my idea of green or a bike trail but still fascinating! In a time where so many Americans are screaming for manufacturing jobs to come back to the U.S.A. I found 3 manufacturing warehouses on this block.
Here are the other posts about them:
Not a sweatshop 1
Not a sweatshop 2
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I was having coffee minding my own business when I knocked over my own coffee. THE whole dang cup - didn't even get a taste of the pumpkin spice flavor that I was so excited about. Luckily one employee saw what happened and comped me the next cup (which was delicious)! So unexpected, I still paid for the first in the tip jar ;) thanks y'all!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
You can't tell me you don't want to see this for yourself. Ok we'll maybe you can. Every Thursday until the winter I will be "Insta-walking" or photographing while walking. If you'd like to join me, shoot me an email offline for the meeting location.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
Terrible of me to forget his name... he told me twice and even showed off the contruction work he was doing inside the building which was beautiful! And if you live in Sunset Park... $2000 for 2 bedrooms, granaite bathroom floors and kitchen counter tops, garden level with axis. Right across from the park but already has renters.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Every Wednesday I go on a photo walk. This walking day I went to the park in Sunset Park to take pictures of the fan dancers (who were not there). Lucky for me, this gentlemen was nice enough to allow me a photo. He was teaching another man how to play the erhu.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
(para ver más detalles, mejor la versión grande, o la versión original)
Por si quedaba alguna duda sobre la cultura predominante.
Si salgo de mi casa hacia el Este, México.
Si salgo hacia el oeste, China (ya pondré fotos).
Si sigo un poco más hacia el oeste, llego a Eastern Europe 1920 (también habrá fotos).
Friday, April 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Learn how to volunteer with some of these groups on It's my Park Day! May 19, 2012 in Sunset Park's park, Brooklyn.
So glad these days are behind us! Look at that mess. This image was shot after a busy day in July back in 2009.
Thanks to all who help keep the park clean and beautiful including:
And of course the Sunset Park Park's department employees!
If we all do a little, we can help " improve the best view in Brooklyn."
Sunday, April 15, 2012
D Train Station on 39 street and 9 ave.
-> When I went for a bike ride in the area, I noticed this station was being cleaned. This gentlemen was nice enough to share his progress. Just before shooting this, he was showing some before and after cleaning pictures on his phone. It is coming along nicely.