Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hair we go

Can someone please explain this kid's coif to me?

Friday, February 8, 2008

Track lighting

Every once in a hugely great while, I land an indoor sporting assignment where there is beautiful light. The norm is usually a dingy, dark and dungeon-esque condition, leaving me with no option but to blast the subject with direct flash, resulting in the classic and not-so-highly-coveted "red devil eye" look. But alas, no red eyes here because those buttery rays from the skylights were sent direct from heaven!

The poor man's David Blaine

So I photographed this guy from Stratford yesterday who claims to be "an illusionist", matching the likes of magicians such as David Blaine and Criss Angel. He was very charming and intriguing to say the least but in the end, his tricks of the trade and slight of hand fell short for me. I'm pretty sure that I completely figured out his levitation routine, not to mention that I was a bit put off by the fact that two people he knows, one being his publicist, strapped him into his straight jacket. But alas, it sure provided great entertainment value, not to mention some fun images.

Mike Daly, one of my editors, was on hand to observe and dissect the performance.

And who knew that stovepipe hats were back in style?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Rally for change

I photographed an NAACP rally in front of Bridgeport's Police Department the other day. The gathering was a direct result of a shooting incident last week in which black man was running from a white cop who, in the end, shot and killed him. I'm not quite sure who was right and who was wrong because I wasn't there. I thought this photograph of a minister who was there sort of summed up the feeling of the entire event. I've never seen a group of people with so much hatred in their hearts. It was one of the toughest assignments I've covered in a long time.

At the cathedral

I was photographing Ash Wednesday mass at St. Augustine's Cathedral in Bridgeport when I caught this altar server lighting the candles. She looked so peaceful.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Track gets artsy

These are a few images from a track meet I shot yesterday at Staples High School in Westport, CT. I had some "filter fun" with two of them.