For those that follow the AzulOx on Facebook, you might know that I spent the past weekend in New York photographing the ING NYC Marathon for brightroom. The right mix of work, prep and play made for an awesome 48 hours in the big apple. Flew in Saturday afternoon, Flew out Monday evening, allright, so it was 53 hours.
Saturday, brief recap: weird memories from LAG, gear check, pounding headache, team meeting, plaques and lanyards, pounding headache, beef stew, pounding headache, sleep.
Quite possibly the worst headache I have had in 5 years. Luckily I wound easy, but heal fast.
Sunday, brief recap: Dunkin Donuts, Gear Setup, Ladder, clicka-clicka-clicka-clicka-clicka-Jared from Subway-clicka-clicka-clicka-Al Roker-clicka, Hotel Bar
Monday is the fun day. 7 of us headed back into the city for a day of adventures. Morning subway commute, then breakfast at a dive for some bagels and lox. Free Starbucks through some HSBC giveway, sleet on my nose, random Salvador Dali in the Columbus Circle mall, off to Times Square and then to B&H Photo and Video, camera man nirvana. Picked up a couple of things, grabbed a lamb gyro from a street cart outside of Madison Square Garden and then poof! everyone else had to head back to catch their flights. But not me, I was alone in one of the biggest cities in the world on a windy, sleeting, day-after-the-marathon, kind of day.
So I roamed.
Exploration is hampered by concrete goals. And thus I wandered from MSG to Chelsea trying to figure out where to get on the highline walking path, made a few wrong turns, ended up finally finding a stairwell that led to the old subway line, walked the length of that and then found myself in Greenwich Village snapping photos all the while. My now trusty 5dII on my Rapid Strap tucked inside my ski jacket, remember wind and sleet, capturing the afternoon for me. From Greenwich I scampered down to the financial district. Wall Street, Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, and then a hustle to catch my flight, riding the subway again in rush hour headed back to Queens to catch the bus to La Guardia.
I realize this post is very stream of consciousness, it’s just that there isn’t really a narrative and I am not exactly sure where I went. I walked to vignettes that looked interesting, lost in my own thoughts, aware that the streets were very empty for a weekday, and made images where I could.
Hope you enjoy the images, I had the experience in capturing them
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.