Starting today, I am running a two-week print offer on five of my top 12"x18" prints.
This will be the first time I am structuring an offer this way, but hopefully not the last. The idea is to keep the costs down by offering a limited number of prints at a single size, thus creating a consistent workflow and lowering my printing and shipping times significantly. If it goes smoothly, the plan is to offer two of these a year, with different prints each time.
Individual prints are 30% off and if you purchase a collection of three, the price per print comes down to 45% off, which will give you the chance to purchase a print for yourself and a couple as holiday gifts.
The offer will end on Monday, Nov 26th, but if you are able to, please help me out by getting your orders in early. And as always, if you have any friends or family that you think might be interested, please send this to them!
Read more about the offer.
(We'll get back to the normal blog schedule starting tomorrow.)
1/200th at F10, ISO 800 (70mm).
The storm recently brought back to the forefront the issue of inequality in the city.
This will no doubt be the most iconic image to come out of the storm. You can click on any of the links below for photos. The Atlantic has a good roundup of images.
Coastal New Jersey and Staten Island was demolished, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island and Red Hook were hit hard, and over a hundred houses, many belonging to Police and Firemen, burned in Breezy Point. Much of the subway system was underwater. 90% of Long Island was without power. Many of the Chelsea art galleries and their collections were destroyed.
Half of Manhattan was dark. For most of the lit half, life went on as normal, while the was a lot of hardship in the dark half. High Rises + no power + no water is a dangerous mix. I just spoke to one of my neighbors on the floor below who lives with her very young daughter and two elderly parents who had to constantly walk up and down 12 flights of stairs to get gallons of water with a bad back. And the inequality in the city was further emphasized.
Where I am on 4th street and 1st Avenue seems almost back to normal, but 2 blocks away, much of Avenue C is destroyed. Many businesses lost everything.
It's good to be back to work after a week, but there are thousands of people who lost their livelihoods, their homes, and even their lives.
If you want to help, you can donate any amount here.
1/200th at F6.3, ISO 400 (28mm).
I just got back to NY. We were the first flight back into NY, so I was very fortunate on that front, but if you're looking for photos of the storm, unfortunately I don't have any. There are so many photographers out there though, so fantastic photos of the storm are not hard to find.
Our apartment is completely out of power, probably till Saturday or Sunday, or longer, so we're staying at my wife's parents house in Brooklyn, where everything seems pretty normal. The scariest part of navigating our apartment in the East Village is the pitch black hallways and stairwells, and navigating them from 13 flights up.
I hope all of you are doing well. A lot of the focus is on Manhattan, but the brunt of the disaster seems to be in some of the outer boroughs and especially in New Jersey and the Jersey Shore.
Anyway, this was one of the photos that I had queued up before the storm. It makes you think a little bit after all the power went out.
Lower East Side Con-Ed explosion.
Well, a little update for those interested. I'm not actually in NY, instead in Burbank, CA. It sounds like the storm was extremely bad - bad enough for Cuomo to start talking about building Levees. I wish I was there, particularly because my brother is housesitting my cat on the the lower east side with no power. The video above was our local power station. Looks like we'll be without power for a week. Subways will be out of commission for 4 or 5 days. And I can't imagine driving around lower Manhattan without power for the lights. And that huge fire in Breezy Point that destroyed 80 houses looked insane. People being rescued from rooftops in Staten Island. New Jersey seems to have been hit much harder as well.
As always, I'm hoping the city will be able clean up this horrible event quickly and efficiently. And if anything good comes out of this, it's that it will be the impetus to start planning to protect ourselves from these water surges in the future. But it is nightmare for so many families, much more than just the power going out.
Anyway, I'm supposed to fly back on the redeye tonight. Not cancelled yet, but who knows. I'll either be the first one in or the last one cancelled.
I grew up eating here. One of the best diners in the city, and I'd think there are few places in the world that have as many items on the menu as Big Nicks.
1/500th at F14, ISO 1600 (24mm).
The look in the face says it all. What do you think - wife or work?