Thursday, February 15, 2018

Two years ago a dispute between two young men resulted in a shooting at 34-55 12th street Long Island City Queens. I took a picture of the aftermath of the bullet shattered plexiglass window during the sundown. Fortunately no fatalities, or injured.  

When a young man was killed a few feet away from me

July 17th, 2017, I was walking to the grocery when I heard 3 shots in close proximity from where I was walking.  The Victim Terrell Smith (26) was shot 2-3 times fatally. At first, I thought It was an elderly man who fell but dived to avoid being shot by the bus stop. The Victim was shot by alleged suspect Chaz Reyes, who was reportedly a disabled young man who was robbed twice at gunpoint by the victim.  

At first, I thought it was still an active shooter situation, I saw Terell on the floor bleeding and losing consciousness, he did not speak. I asked him if he knew his shooter, he was struggling to talk,  a police car came right away and tended to him despite the few minutes that went by of the gunshots. Terrell died the next morning in the hospital. 

Monday, August 8, 2016

Shooting a future doctor

 When I was approached for the shoot regarding a client who wanted a photo for Med School applications, it was a hot summer week. Yuchen needed something to put in online applications that requested a photo. My idea was a minimalist shoot with a Canon Speedlite 580exII to the side and reflector at the bottom as fill, the sun was strong at 7:30pm but made a great rim light, giving my client a warm caring look, his smile came about from jokes from my assistant and model Annie who managed to make him laugh. A warm smile appeared as  he came down from his laughter. The fill and light fall off from his left side gave the brief and brilliant look of a photo that proper for representation with minimalist portrait look, great to get noticed and best for showing off his personality. I used a canon 5Dmark III with a 70-200mm canon 2.8 USM 2 telephoto lens for shallow depth of field and amazing bokeh.


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East Village photo Walkabout 8/7/2016

It's been awhile since I did any street photography due to lots of studio work. It was my birthday weekend and what a good time to celebrate my 40th birthday by enjoying the freedom as a street photographer.

Village 8/7/16

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

My DIY photography article about using the Light Blaster speedlite projector that was published 3 years ago.