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Roads were a mess this morning, or so I hear. Once I recieved the phone call from my kids school that there was no school, I stayed home. Actually, I did venture out around 6:00 PM to get a pizza.
I always think we’re done with news, and then the phone rings. Got a call from The New York Times asking me if we were covering the less than an hour old police shooting in Lakewood. It felt bad to say but, we don’t shoot news anymore. It doesn’t pay, period. Doesn’t pay to keep the laptops, wireless cards, news pagers, even decent “news” cameras. “It’s over Johnny.” So I made my way down to where a Lakewood police officer was gunned down while in his patrol car. The police didn’t have a suspect in custody and the area was locked down, and it was almost dark. Somehow I got off the Parkway, snaked my way through a development, and ended right across from one of the related active crime scenes. I snapped a few frames, talked to a few people, made my way back home, after a quick detour at Jersey Shore Medical Center. Fifty minutes door to door. A few years back and I would have enjoyed working this story.
Today we had a meeting of the empty minds and today we had a meeting of the empty minds.
Back from the first three days of Fashion Week. Lot’s of work, lots of photographers, lots of waiting and traveling on the subway. We covered some really good shows and Fashion Night Our throughout Manhattan was a mob scene. ANJ image last week from Hurricane Earl made it into NYT Week In PIctures. Off to the Catskills for a quick shoot Sunday and the this week is packed full of assignments, wrapping up some old and starting new. Pics from Fashion Week to follow.
New digs for Fashion Week this year. If you ever shot at Bryant Park you notice the difference as soon as you pull into the parking garage, which is right below the venue. Today was a slow day…waited in line for credentials….scouted out the different venues for the shows…and checked out the lobby and press lounge. Staying in Brooklyn while shooting, so it’s up and at ‘um early tomorrow morning for a 9am show, and then all day till DKNY Fashion Night Out till 11pm! One high point was my assistant at the show was able to meet Miss J. from “America’s Next Top Model”.