2015 Cornell University Graduation Weekend

After photographing a graduation event I was paid to photograph, I decided to take a stroll around campus to capture some of the graduation ‘scenes’ going on, street photography style. It was a quick stroll, but there were many ‘scenes’ to be ‘seen’…:p.

Here now is my skewed experience of Cornell’s 2015 graduation weekend captured over a span of about 40 minutes (just to give you a sense of the density of stuff going on…)

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Art Museum Photography

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I sometimes try to talk my children into going to the local art museum, and they usually respond with “Nah” or “No Thanks”.

Well, it was my birthday the other day and I used the ‘leverage’ of it being my birthday to suggest we make a little visit to that art museum and then go out to dinner at a local restaurant. Even though they were predictably underwhelmed by my proposal, they obediently went along to appease the birthday boy‘s request.

Even though I’m not one of these photographers that always has his camera with him, I almost always have a camera when I visit an art museum. Most art museums allow you to take photos if you don’t use a flash. (Sometimes, they’ll have restricted exhibits where they don’t allow *any* photography; but that seems to be the exception rather than the rule.)

It’s not taking straight-up photos of each piece of artwork that I enjoy (most of the museum goers I see seem to be doing this), but rather looking for interesting juxtapositions of different artworks with each other, with respect to the museum’s architecture, in relation to the people visiting or working at the museum, or just a different distorting perspective. In short, I’m looking for any interesting compositions that catch my eye.

Here are a few shots I took during my latest visit for/during my birthday…:-).

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Small Photo Prints Now Available at eBay

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Hey everyone…

I’m now selling a variety of my photos as small prints (8x10s, 5x7s, 4x6s) at eBay. They’re all signed and numbered. If there are any specific photos I’ve posted at this website that you’d like to see at eBay, please let me know.

I plan to start offering theme-based “signature series” photo print packets (collections of 4-6 small prints) in the near future.

If you have an eBay account, follow me (make me a favorite seller) to be notified of new photo prints & print series as I make them available.

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2015 Cornell Fashion Collective Show: Back Stage

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This past weekend I photographed the fashion show at Cornell University for the 10th year in a row. This may have been my last year doing it; I don’t know.

In any case, over the past 10 years of photographing Cornell’s fashion show (which is always in the Spring..March or April), I usually have the most fun with the back stage photos because they’re typically unposed and can yield unpredictable (and sometimes humorous) circumstances and juxtapositions.

So here–for the tenth year in a row–are my back stage photos for the year’s Cornell fashion show:
(the actual runway show photos are elsewhere)


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Fitness & Bathroom Selfies as Art Form

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I’m interested in photography as an art form. Lots of people interested in physical fitness use fitness selfies (often taken in bathrooms and locker rooms due to the presence of mirrors) to keep track of their fitness progress and/or to present their bodies in a good light, for example, as a means for motivating themselves to keep exercising.

Though most selfies aren’t typically artistic, there’s no reason they can’t be.

Here is a bathroom selfie–taken with a relatively low quality phone camera that produces images reminiscent of Polaroid photographs–I present to you as possibly encroaching upon the genre of dramatic/moody artistic photography…
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My Selfie and I


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