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March 04, 2013

Norteño Musicians, Subway

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4471/Norteno.jpg

1/200th at F1.8m ISO 3200 (28mm).

If you're interested in reading more about the Norteño musicians, here's an interesting article from the Times in 2011.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
February 28, 2013

Fruit Stand

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4469/fruit_stand.jpg

1/40th at F4, ISO 1600 (28mm).

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography
February 27, 2013

Purple Rain, Lafayette Street

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4467/purple_night.jpg

1/50th at F1.8, ISO 1600 (28mm).

 


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People, People
February 26, 2013

Jimmy McMillan, The Rent Is Too Damn High

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4465/Rent_is_too_damn_high.jpg

1/400th at F8, ISO 800 (28mm).

Bumped into the one and only Jimmy McMillan on St. Marks on Sunday before he was about to create a campaign video. 

With Bloomberg's reign finally ending soon, he's about to become even more of a media sensation this summer, even if he doesn't have a shot to win the election.  The dude is made to be a media sensation.  And hey, he chose the most important issue here in New York to champion.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
February 25, 2013

Dream Big

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4463/dream_big.jpg

1/400th at F10, ISO 1600 (28mm).

It's hard for me to get the motivation to shoot during the dog days of February.  The allure of winter is over and I find myself counting the days till the energy of Spring.

It always helps to stop in a gallery or book store.  Looking at the work of others off the monitor is always inspiring and it gets my competitive juices flowing.  I see an amazing image and wonder why I can't do something on the same level.  If there's one consistency about photographers, I think it's that they're competitive by nature.  Whether it's a playful competitiveness or not is a different story.

Energy is what this blog was originally created for - to hold me accountable and get me out the door even when I don't feel like it.  So thank you for being there to keep me going and I hope I inspire and give you energy in the same way.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography, People, People
February 22, 2013

Pineapple Man, Bow Bridge

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4459/pineapple.jpg

1/250th at F13, ISO 200 (42mm).

Anyone care to take a guess about what the hell is going on here?

To be honest, I almost didn't show it.  It's almost too random.  But, I wouldn't dare deprive you all of being able to see a guy in white-face and all white clothing with a cradled, snow caked pineapple, a Flavor Flav giant neck clock, and an old timey clock bag - on Bow Bridge at 9:30am - during the prettiest snow of the year.

My guess is this is the worst walk of shame that has ever occurred.  This makes my brain hurt.

 


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People, People
February 20, 2013

Jacquelyn Gallo, Pyramid Club

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4457/Jacquelyn_Gallo.jpg

1/50th at F2.8, ISO 1600 (30mm) - with a slight fill flash.

Had a fascinating interview with Jacquelyn Gallo that ran on evgrieve today.  The whole thing is worth a read, but below was my favorite paragraph.  It's an important perspective.  Things are changing fast here and it's unfortunate, but there are people like Jacquelyn still working hard to create and keep what makes the East Village special.  Read the entire interview here.

I remember when I first moved here and everybody was like, “The East Village has changed so much.” It’s the normal gripe, which I understand, but am not a supporter of. Come in and do something here. We have an open forum. That’s the thing — it’s the people. There’s no building that’s haunted by the ghost of coolness. Yes, Mars Bar was great. I loved it and went almost every day. Amy who worked there now works across the street [at Sidewalk]. Plenty of the Mars Bar people go there. I mean, it’s not the same thing, you can’t get naked and light stuff on fire, unfortunately, but if you like that then create another space. Things change all of the time ... you can’t just kill the energy. You just have to keep blowing on the embers and eventually the fire will start again.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography
February 19, 2013

Parking Lot in Storm

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4455/parking_lot_in_storm.jpg

1/40th at F5.6, ISO 3200 (28mm).

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography
February 18, 2013

David and Goliath

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4451/david_and_goliath.jpg

1/40th at F5.6, ISO 1600 (28mm).

I'm not sure how this Blockbuster has survived on the Upper West Side for so long but it's about to disappear any day now.  It's funny that they had a chance to purchase Netflix and they laughed it off.

I just started watching House of Cards on Netflix.  Fantastic show and equally fantastic concept of releasing it all at once.  I desperately want to get rid of cable and just get a Roku or Apple TV, but the NY Knicks are keeping me from doing that.  I waited a decade for them to be good again and I'm not going to miss out on that right now.

There's literally no way to watch a good quality legal stream of the Knicks without cable - for now at least. You can buy the full NBA package but they blackout every game in your local market and on national TV.  That's half the games.

This idea is important to keep in mind if you run an online business.  Facebook or Google traffic will never be a definite.  Who knows if Facebook will be big in 7 years, or even in 3 years.  Younger kids don't seem to care much for it.  It's important to pay attention and adapt.  A mailing list is the safest and most effective long term structure to build for any small business with an online presence because it is one of the few things not exposed to the whims and fads of the online world.

 


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Street Photography, Street Photography
February 14, 2013

Heart in Storm

http://www.jamesmaherphotography.com/images/0000/4449/snow_heart.jpg

1/50th at F1.8, ISO 800 (28mm).

 


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