Sunday, August 19, 2012

Glorious Gotham

I just returned from a short trip to New York City where I spent a couple of days with my friend Phoebe and also a couple of days with my lovely "niece" Leanne. Phoebe and I roamed around the city with our iPhone shooting the city with the Hipstamatic, which lends itself well to street photography. I did shoot with the 50mm as well, just not as much. Mainly because it was just too damn hot to have my heavy Nikon hanging around my neck. So, without further ado, a few of my favorites of Glorious Gotham taken with the iPhone:
 24 Fifth Avenue
Park Benches

 The Chelsea Inn


No Parking Anytime

 The Electra
The Golden Ratio (also known as Leanne & Etai)

While hanging with Leanne I got to meet her roommate Meera who is an incredibly talented filmmaker. I also finally got to meet Etai, her boyfriend who is currently finishing up three years of playing Boq in Wicked on Broadway. While I was with both of them, Leanne got a call and was offered two roles including a dream lead in an upcoming Off Broadway play. It was an amazing moment watching her get the news and the tears welling up in her eyes, knowing that all her hard work was paying off and that she was getting to make a living at doing something she loves. I'm already planning a trip to go see her perform! And stay tuned for more Glorious Gotham pics as I still have a lot to process including those I took with the 50mm!


Luke A. Bunker said...

Ohmygosh, that is fantastic news - what a great moment to share with her!! A photo trip in New York sounds like fun - let me know if you're ever up for another one!! :-)

Laura said...

It was such a great moment! The flight to NYC was quick and easy so I'm game anytime! :-)

Luke A. Bunker said...

If you are serious... Then so am I!! If I don't do Europe next year and you have time/budget to do it, I'm game!