Apr 20, 2014

Classic Macau Exhibition

I’m excited to be part of a group exhibition, Classic Macau, which opens Friday at the New York Academy of Art. Last December the Macau Government Tourist Office invited 10 U.S.-based artists including photographers, painters, illustrators and videographers to spend several days in Macau, China to capture their impressions of this unique destination.

Classic Macau will be up at NYAA’s Wilkinson Gallery in Tribeca from April 25th through May 6th. After its New York run the exhibition will travel to Los Angeles where you can see it at the Samuel L. Freeman Gallery from May 16 – 18.  If you are in New York or Los Angeles during these dates stop by if you get the chance. You can read more about the exhibition here.

Mar 26, 2014

New Macau Gallery

I’ve added a Macau gallery to my travel photography site. It features a selection of photographs taken on assignment for the Macau Tourism Office.

The former Portuguese colony, which has been crowned the gambling capital of the world, was handed back to China in 1999 and is a fusion of cultures.  The focus of this assignment was to capture the cultural heart and soul of Macau, which lies beyond the decadence of its glittering casinos.

Mar 16, 2014

Street Scenes: Vintage Hollywood

For more than two decades the corner of La Brea and 1st in Hollywood, Los Angeles has been the scene of a large collection of former movie props for sale and rent.

The contents of Nick Metropolis spill onto the sidewalk. It is filled with oddities, eccentric objects of desire and vintage pieces sought by designers, collectors and assorted pack rats.

Feb 25, 2014

Los Angeles Bound

I’m flying to Los Angeles this week to spend about seven days photographing the city and surrounds. This is an annual trip to update my image files and it is no coincidence that this time of year is chosen.

Unlike the typically bleak North East during winter months, the light is good most of the year in Southern California. LA is the epicenter of the film industry in the United States for good reason. I’ll just happen to be there during the Oscars so I leave you with this photograph of preparations for the Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard taken on a previous trip.

Feb 14, 2014

The Taj Mahal: Man’s Greatest Monument to Love

The Taj Mahal could be considered man’s greatest monument to love. For the more cynical among you I would also like to point out that it is indeed a tomb. 

Happy Valentines Day to the lovers and cynics of the world.

Jan 29, 2014

Street Scenes: Exercise in Macau

A common sight in Macau’s public parks, particularly in the morning, is residents working out on brightly painted built in exercise equipment.

I wonder if the appeal of exercising outdoors and not paying a monthly gym membership is motivating for borderline couch potatoes.  Equinox eat your heart out.