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”.
Off to NYC to shoot the MErcedes Benz Fashion Week. First we have to hit the press check in which we have been warned takes a while. Then it’s off to cover some shows. Friday is our big day, going from 9am through 11pm. I’ll try and get something up while we are there. Coming back Sunday and then back to NYC next week.
Made this image while on assignment for The New York Times waiting for Hurricane Earl to hit the New Jersey coast. Funny thing, it was my second frame, 20 minutes into the assignment. I spent the next 5 hours driving up and down the Monmouth County coast making images and waiting for the high tide to hit, and then made more images.
If I left after the above shot, that would have been, say, 400 bucks an hour.
Yep, that’s him. Long ago Marc and sat down with Carl and talked with him about joining the agency. Carl and I (Colin) met 25 years ago one day when I walked into The Red Bank Register and said I wanted to be a photographer, and that he would hire me. I had found and shot a fire in Red Bank on my way home from high school and was sure he would buy a photo. He took a look at my contact sheet and said a famous line that started our relationship that today still is as strong as ever. As I was waiting leaning on the light table he looks up above he glasses and says, “Hey, since when does Avis rent fire trucks?”
Funny how things go. We get a bunch of calls for assignments from The New York Times, and then it shuts down. In the Sunday Metropolitan section, ANJ had a few images from a dining review from a restaurant in Asbury Park. I went there on a Friday night that was dead slow and tried to make the best of it. The lead image from the review is above. Yes, I had to use a flash. Both outside and inside with the food. It was dead and dark. But the few patron and owners were more than willing to help me anyway they could. I really liked the potential of the photo above, the dining area is set in the rear of an apartment building. The rear porches and the back of neighboring Asbury Park Drug can be seen behind the diners.
A few weeks ago ANJ photographer Colin Archer spent 24 hours shooting this story for The New York Times. The story is about fresh fish, fish markets, and restaurants down the shore. My night started out aboard the Donna Lynn, a sixty foot trawler with father and son team Roy Deihl and Roy Deihl Jr. who were fishing for fluke. We made the two and a half half hour trip out to Jones Beach New York and lowered the nets. I was amazed to see what came up when the nets were raised some 3 hours later. Fluke, rays, skates, dogfish, clams- tons of them. Roy Jr. made quick work of sorting the catch out. We repeated that process and by 9 am we were back at the Belford Seafood Co-Op offloading the fish. My next leg took me into the fish market located there at the Co-Op. After a few hours there waiting for some customers and shooting I was beat. I snuck home for a nap before heading down to Point Pleasant to Spikes Fish Market and Restaurant. This place was jumping between the market and restaurant, which was all in one large space. The story ran in todays Sundays paper with five of the images, but sadly the images from the fishing trip were not included. I thought it might have made for a great slideshow for the NYT web, but it didn’t. Years ago, many years ago, I can remember reviewing the images from a story on the lightable with the editor, and being able to argue your point for the image or images you wanted to see run. Sometimes it worked sometimes it didn’t. Then you would go into the darkroom either cursing out the editor or with a big smile. Now, with email and ftp we don’t get that chance, we just send them in and hope for the best when the paper or magazine comes out.