Sunday, May 25, 2008

New York

I was called to New York City about a week and a half ago for a family emergency, which has yet to resolve itself. One of the ways that I keep my sanity is to talk long walks in the morning and make lot of photographs. I love photographing in this city because I don't need my car and I walk for miles with so much to see and inspire me to make photographs.

I've been hunting the light, rather than specific subject and amazing things have been revealed to be as a result. This scene is one of them. The shaft of early morning light in mid-town is a beauty to see. Because of the tall building throughout mid-tone, you have to keep an eye out for such shaft of light as well as reflected light off the surface of the buildings themselves. Otherwise, everything is in shade, which involves a very different kind of image.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Candid Frame #52 - Toky

Toky is an editorial and fashion photographer who was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. Toky discovered photography by accident due to a graphic design job he was doing. After enrolling in his first photography class, he became a dark room addict and his career path changed instantaneously. Four years later Toky has shot dozens of editorials, magazine and album covers and fashion advertising campaigns. He currently lives and works in the Los Angeles, CA. Also a musician Toky plays the piano, the violin, the saxophone and is a trained singer. He is 30 years old. You can discover more of his work by visiting his website.

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Toky recommends the work of Amber Gress.

Book Recommendation: The World's Top Photographers: Portraits: And the Stories Behind Their Greatest Images (World's Top Photographers)">The World's Top Photographers: Portraits: And the Stories Behind Their Greatest Images (World's Top Photographers). by Fergus Greer