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New portfolios and a gallery section

In this post I am introducing a new section to the site called the Gallery. Every month I will select an image that I believe represents everything that photography means to me. Additionally, two new portfolios have been added which together encapsulate my favorite aspects of street photography... those moments in which a stranger passes in front of the lens and creates a dynamic scene or an unexpected effect that manipulates a component of the intended image.

Reflections, our first new portfolio is a collection of shots taken that incorporate a reflection in the image whether it being the silhouette of a building on a passing car's windshield or a person walking in front of a store window. The first image in the portfolio is "Reflections: Case Study 1", which was taken overlooking Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. While prepping the shot, I noticed the interior's lighting scheme reflected on the window, giving the image a subtle warmth while adding an additional…
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An afternoon at the Oculus

I took an afternoon walk, wondering through the Oculus station in downtown Manhattan. The first time I visited this place, it was ethereal. Once inside the interior one can only stare in awe at this magnificent edifice which is located in the World Trade Center area. This state of the art property opened on the 4th of March 2016 after more than 12 years of planning and development. The Oculus was designed by renowned Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and occupies 800,000 square feet of retail and dining space alongside the third busiest terminal station in New York City.

The development of the project cost more than $4 Billion made possible by public funds and undertaken by the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey alongside Swedish firm Skanska contracted for the build out. The station serves as a connecting hub for more than 250,000 daily commuters with transit users having access to 11 subway stations and the PATH rail system that connects the island of Manhattan and New Jersey. …