Umbrella Insurance

May 2013, Brooklyn NY

I added some new photos of broken umbrellas to my Unfortunate Umbrella project. The one above is the most recent one. This one caught my eye immediately but there was always someone either walking a dog right by it or on their cell phone and I didn’t want to be weird so I walked past it twice, promising myself I’d go back and snap a photo of it at some point. Finally, a day later on my 3rd attempt, it was still there so I knew I had to take it or it could have been my last chance. I’m glad I waited because the arrangement of things around it had shifted a bunch and I really like how it came out. It gives a few cues towards our culture.

You can see the rest in my Unfortunate Umbrella gallery.

My concert photos featured on Consequence of Sound

Most recently, photos that I took were featured on Consequence of Sound’s review of Downtown Festival NYC. I got to shoot Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy, Purity Ring, Kilo Kish, among others. Below is a video I shot of Kendrick Lamar performing “B*tch Don’t Kill My Vibe”.

I also had some other photos featured on Consequence of Sound over the past few months:

Caitlin Rose & Andrew Combs @ Mercury Lounge and PYYRAMIDs @ Mercury Lounge

What I shoot with:
I’ve been using a Canon 7D with the kit lens for these photos but have a 50mm 1.4 lens on my wishlist that I’m (slowly) saving up to purchase. I did a bunch of research on lenses and the 50mm has a wider aperture  which will help me capture a sharper image since I shoot a lot of fast-moving, low-lit shows.  I’m excited to get my hands on one to see the difference! In the meantime, I’ve been getting myself really familiar with changing my settings super fast! If you support what I do and have the cash to invest in developing my photography skills, I would really appreciate it! It will also serve as a means for me to pursue more paid photography work 😉