Each year, swimmers, kayakers and rowers embark on a 2-mile journey from Menemsha to Quitsa Pond in Martha’s Vineyard. I was there to capture still images and video. Shop prints..
Congrats to the GO team for successfully putting on a very ambitious weekend of open studios in Brooklyn. Over 1800 artists participated! And the check-ins to studios across the borough tallied over 25,000! My building, The Invisible Dog Studios in Boerum Hill, had 15 artists participate.
Thrilled to be able to meet some of the GO team responsible for organizing this event – Shelley Bernstein and Sharon Atkins. Also, enjoyed a visit from Director of the Brooklyn Museum, Arnold Lehman.
Four pieces hanging in Five Points
3 DAYS UNTIL THE ARTISTS OF THE INVISIBLE DOG SHOW. Up until Saturday, I will be highlighting two portraits per day. I will also be including the text for each image, which right now you can only find in the casebound book. During the show, you can buy THE ARTISTS OF THE INVISIBLE DOG BOOK with all 31 portraits and text about each one. For now, presenting Nemo Hoffman...
After shooting Juan ‘the astronaut’ this weekend, I worked on a shoot entitled Inferno. My two wonderful models were great sports to put up with a smoke storm for a few hours in 96F heat. It would be hard to disagree that the shoot was anything but a convincing inferno – the Brooklyn Fire Department showed up with 2 trucks and 20 men! They were of course relieved to find that a neighbor’s call turned out to only be a fog machine. I heard later that one fireman, in particular, was disappointed that he couldn’t join the shoot. But after the trucks left and the smoke settled (literally), we were left with the images below.
During the summer of 2010, I was accepted to show my 6 pieces at the 2nd Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair. Over 100 independent artists (painters, videographers, sculptors, photographers and performance artists) showed their work in the former military barracks on the island. For those who have not been to the island, Manhattan extends like a finger pointing south almost directly at Governor’s Island. A 6-minute ferry brings you from downtown Manhattan or Cobble Hill, Brooklyn to the 172-acre non-residential island. This aerial shot shows how the island is undeveloped, relatively speaking to Manhattan of course.
(photo from DenverPost.com)
The island’s history is quite interesting. It is claimed to be the birthplace of the state of New York (1624). Originally called Noten Eylandt (“Island of Nuts”), Governor’s Island served as a military base as early as 1633. Over more than three and half centuries, the island has served many purposes ranging from the exclusive use by New York’s royal governors (1784), the site for holding Confederate prisoners of war (American Civil War), headquarters of the U.S. First Army (1939), U.S. Coast Guard base (1966) and now a National Historic Landmark district (1985-).
A fascinating place to visit and it was the perfect escape to see a great art show. Here are a few snaps I took from the show last September – the ferry ride over, the grounds and some images from my show.
$100 // Cheap flights to Bahnri!
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In 2010, Xavier Roux installed an 18 METER ANT at the Invisible Dog in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. I was hired to photograph his installation for placement in the NYTimes Style Magazine Blog.