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I’ve been doing fewer blog posts at my website here, but I’ve still been active on Instagram and Twitter.

Below you will see my latest activity on both platforms!



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Smithsonian Center for American Art, Washington DC (July 2016)

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Washington DC (July 2016)

Washington DC (July 2016)



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The Great New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY (Sept 2016)

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I’ve taken some photos at small county fairs in the past, but have often thought I should go to the large (a.k.a. “Great”) New York State fair held in Syracuse each year.

Well, this year I got my chance and drove up on the very last day ($1 admission day; also, Labor Day) to walk through for a couple of hours before coming back home for the local fireworks display I go to each year with my family.

The day was hot and crowded…presumably due to the regular $10 admission being only $1, and also because it was a holiday that many have off of work. Initially I found the heat and crowds off-putting; but I tried to remember that this combination made for better photos and that’s what I was there for…(!)

So here now are some of the photos–in approximately chronological order–I took during my 2+ hour jaunt through the hot & crowded Syracuse fairgrounds…:).

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2016 Ithaca Festival Parade

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I have been taking photos at the Ithaca Festival parade since I owned my first serious digital camera (in 2003). Some years I’ve taken lots of photos; other years, I’ve taken only a few (e.g., less than 30). This year, all my family members had other things they wanted to do during the parade. So for the first time ever, I went to the parade by myself.

Unlike my photographer pal who was an official festival photographer, I stood in one place on the parade route while he wandered around the whole time. It’s kind of ironic, because usually I like to wander around continuously at events while photographing. But I’ve photographed the parade from one location so often over the years (because I’m usually sitting in one spot with my family), I guess it just seemed the “natural” thing to do..:p.

Just after the parade, I walked around a bit and took some candid shots. I also took a few crowd candids the next day during a short walk through the festival. I’ll include some of the latter candids after the parade photos for the heck of it.

 



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Cornell Fashion Collective Fashion Show 2016

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For the 10th year in a row, I photographed Cornell University’s annual fashion show. According to the Cornell Fashion Collective’s website:

The Cornell Fashion Collective, formerly the Cornell Design League, is a student-run organization that provides members of the Cornell community with an outlet to express creativity in fashion and fashion management. Each spring, our organization presents a professional runway show featuring the talent of students who both design apparel and manage the operations of the show. Our organization gives students, both undergraduate and graduate, the opportunity to practice design, demonstrate their talents, and learn how to produce a large-scale fashion event.

As I have mentioned in the past, although I enjoy photographing the show itself (you can see those photos), I especially enjoy capturing candid photos of the designers and models getting ready for the show backstage before the actual show.

Here’s a collection of the backstage photos I captured this year (2016)…

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Parking in the City, Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 2015)

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Parking in the City, Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 2015)

Parking in the City, Pittsburgh, PA (Nov 2015)



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Bedroom Light (Dec 2015) by Michael Grace-Martin

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Bedroom Light (Dec 2015)

Bedroom Light (Dec 2015)



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Guitar Solo (December 2015) by Michael Grace-Martin

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Guitar Solo (Dec 2015)

Guitar Solo (Dec 2015)



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