Monday, February 25, 2008

Maya Azucena

I've had the pleasuring of photographing Maya Azucena (see below) several times over the past two years. Maya is an incredibly talented and beautiful singer/songwriter who I initially met through The Brooklynites. I've seen Maya perform on a number of occasions, most recently when she graciously did a set at the launch party for my book at the powerHouse Arena last September.

Maya is having a free concert at BAM Café this upcoming Saturday night. Her singing is infectious and her voice is powerful, so I strongly recommend checking her out.

BAM Café
30 Lafayette Ave,
Brooklyn NY 11217
(718) 636-4139
Special guest performers: Hassan Salaam, Jay Rodriguez and Chris Rob

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Brooklyn Original

I first met Sal Ciprano last fall, when he came to the opening of The Brooklynites exhibition at Brooklyn Industries in Chelsea. Sal, a freelance writer, comic book letterer, cartoonist, photographer, and graphic designer, had just started up a very cool blog called Brooklyn Original. Last month Anthony and I sat down with Sal and had a long discussion about our book, The Brooklynites. See it here.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Molly Crabapple Show

Last week I went to the opening of Molly Crabapple's new show, Demimonde. Molly's an incredibly talented illustrator, as well as a burlesque dancer and model. I originally met her through The Brooklynites when she posed for the book. See on outtake from the shoot below.
Check out Molly's show at Arena Studios at 407 Broome St, st. 7A, through Arpil 4.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Edible Brooklyn

The good folks at Edible Brooklyn magazine used my image of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz from my book on the cover of the new issue-

John D'Apont Design

Check out the work of my good friend, fellow Brooklynite, and designer extraordinaire John D'Aponte-

Here's a frame of a shoot I did with John showcasing his clothing design-

Monday, February 4, 2008

New website

After months of work and thought, my new website has gone live today. Please have a look-

When I told my web designer I wanted to redesign my site I mentioned that the most important things were clean design and functionality. I wanted my site to be about showcasing my work, so we did away with anything that would detract. The current trend in web design seems to be keeping it simple, so I have no Flash intro page, and in fact, there's no intro at all - it opens right on the work.

Thanks to David Dawes, web designer extraordinaire, for all of his hard work and creativity. I look forward to hearing your feedback. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Ladybug Mecca

I photographed an event the other night where Ladybug (formerly of Digable Planets) performed. Inspired by her set, I politely approached her and asked if I could take her portrait. She was incredibly gracious and accompanied me to the roof and braved the cold and wind to pose for me. The result-