Even if you’re on the right track,
You’ll get get run over if you just sit there!
-Will Rogers Cowboy/ Actor/ Humorist
I love shooting trains, train tracks and subways! Here are a few of my favorites. Click on the images to see more. Hope you enjoy them!!
Photos courtesy of Tony Brown/ Freedomstudios
With temperatures hitting record highs this Summer, Brooklyn is Hot!!
Literally Hot! But the temperature isn’t the only thing that’s heating up in New York City’s hippest borough.
The Brooklyn Art Scene is on fire right now!!
Save the dates for the up coming art shows and event where my work will be featured and shown this Summer in Brooklyn.
8/9/12 – Thursday 8:00PM – 12:00AM
Coming up in September:
Wonk Furniture – Photo Coaster Launch and wine tasting
Dumbos Arts Festival September. 28-30th – Location TBD
Hope to see you there!!
Until then enjoy some of my images from Brooklyn. Courtesy of freedomstudiosnyc.com
Everybody knows that Brooklyn is where it’s at right now! Williamsburg, DUMBO, Red Hook, Smith Street. But not too many people have ventured down to lower Atlantic Avenue to the famous sailor haunt Montero’s.
My Dad a career Navy man said that Montero’s has been a well-known watering hole for “Swabbies” for decades since the era of “On the Waterfront” – Starring Marlon Brando. A true drinking bar, this is not the place to find drinks with funny names shaken into pastel colors. But hard drinks for people who wanna get drunk fast!!
I was fortunate enough to be there on a Saturday Night where my sources informed me that Amethyst will be showing up with a Kareoke machine sometime around 10PM.
I met three “Singer-Ringers” that convinced me to do a couple of standard numbers. Which I was totally into. Being the closet performer that I am! 🙂
I also had the “Honor” of taking a special request from Miss Carol who is one of the regulars. When she said it was a Whitney Houston song I almost declined. But when she told me it was her 1st husband’s favorite song. Then how can you turn that down!
I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off. But when I turned away from the tele-prompter to sing her a few lines. I noticed that she was getting very emotional. I had struck a cord!
With tears in her eyes, she thanked me and I realized that we both had gotten something out of this performance!
I can’t guarantee that you’ll have the same experience. But if you find yourself on Atlantic on a late Saturday night, then stop into Montero’s and don’t forget to buy Carol a drink!!
PBR $4 – Jamesons $6 – Closing down Montero’s to Carol singing “Fever” , PRICELESS!!
Photo courtesy of Freedomstudiosnyc.com
The Carousel or Merry- go-round which ever you prefer has a certain nostalgic feeling to it!
They remind us to smile a little!! That life can be really fun! Have fun Brooklyn!!
Check out the shots that I got from my photography tour last week!
All available in my shop – click the image to see more photos.
So I’m a huge cop show fan!! I’m talking classic shows like Kojak, Baretta, Starsky and Hutch, The Rockford Files, Ironside, Law and Order AND Criminal Minds. Just to name a few! I mean, I could keep going!
The bottom line is that New York City has always been the BEST city for cop shows! 6 MILLION viewers tuned in to watch NBC’s new show Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello and it looks like it could be a re-make 😉 classic too! So when NBC was looking for “Classic New York” images for their set design, who’d they come to? Me!!
I’m excited to work with a network and especially on a cop show!! Subscribe Now and I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
STAY TUNED FOR A PREVIEW OF THE NEXT POST EPISODE! 😉
Check out some of the images they selected for their upcoming episodes.
(available on Esty.com- Click on the images below)