As NY City real estate continues to expand and grow into the sky, one thing I always enjoy thinking about is that behind every window in every building old or new… there are people living or working. There must be many millions of windows in NYC buildings, maybe even a billion! And the millions of people behind these windows have their own unique view of our wonderful city.
So when I am on assignment as a professional photographer, whether it be as a portrait photographer or as a meeting or event photographer, I always enjoying seeing the location’s view of the New York City skyline, and trying to incorporate these views into the photos.
This business portrait was taken high atop Hearst’s beautiful and amazing building on West 57th Street. The views northward of Central Park served as a perfect background for this magazine assignment. While it was a bit tricky to light the room and not get reflections on the glass, it served as a perfect setting for this executive’s photo, and I was very grateful for his hospitality and kindness throughout the shoot.
The daffodils have bloomed, perfect little white flowers have magically appeared on the city trees and love is back in the air. And with the arrival spring, NY City schools are already planning graduation ceremonies for this coming June.
Being a professional photographer in NYC has included many photojournalistic photography assignments where I cover graduation ceremonies. Its always an honor and privilege to cover graduations, whether it be for a well-known medical school or various high schools throughout the city.
And its always particularly inspiring to hear how much students have accomplished in the years leading up to their graduation, and all the wonderful things each student has done in the time leading up to graduation. I always leave these events very touched by how wonderful teachers are and what great jobs they do, and how much promise there is in the younger generations coming of age in this world.
Being a special event photographer in NY City is never boring… its usually quite fun! Corporate event planners create interesting and entertaining programming that their guests will enjoy, providing great material for photojournalistic photos and social media buzz.
This photo was taken for an international financial firm that engages its guests with the best chess players in the world. In this photo, Magnus Carlson and Gary Kasparov enjoyed a challenging but enjoyable game of chess. What made this match even more special is that the guests actually coached each grandmaster throughout the game.
After the event which was jam-packed, the grandmasters signed chessboards and gave autographs to everyone… while at the same time, reviewing the match’s strategic moves with each other. This NY City professional photographer was left wishing she had learned to play chess, but its never too late!