A preview from my set from Webster Hall’s “Webster Hell,” its annual Halloween party:
From Stiletto is the New Black 10/27/13:
From Hey Queen 10/26/13:
NYC Pride is almost here! These are the places where I am shooting, so this is where you should be! Check this space for more information as the weekend approaches!
Thursday, June 27: Everybooty @ BAM Fisher in Brooklyn – a collaboration between Hey Queen, Spank and Earl Dax. Fab! Presale CLICK HERE – $15 online and at the venue the day of, $25. || Event Facebook Page
Saturday, June 29: SIREN by Sir Sabrina, Nikki Hill and Hens @ Beekman Beach Club at the South Street Seapont. Presale tickets CLICK HERE – $25 online, $30 at the door || Event Facebook Page – A set from this party will be going into Time Out NY.
Here is a list of my latest sets in Time Out.
Bike Fetish Day – 5/2013
Asian Burlesque – 5/2013
RuPaul’s Drag Race Finale – 5/2013
Brooklyn Nets playoffs – 4/2013
Will Clark Show – 4/2013
PAPA NYC – 4/2013
Dandy/Ette – 4/2013
Devil May Care – 4/2013
Marriage Equality March – 3/2013
I know I’ve been MIA in terms of updating this page. The gigs have come too fast and furious. I shot a Brooklyn Nets playoff game, tons of theater and burlesque all over the city, and more. With my day job taking up 10 hours a day, this site has been neglected. But here are my photos from Pandora Events’ Girls in Wonderland, the biggest lesbian event on the east coast.
ACE Launch – Whitney Day’s new club night for lesbians at Lexicon
PAPA – Tel Aviv based Eliad Cohen’s worldwide circuit party comes to NYC
World’s biggest underwear party
OnTheFloor at the Ace Hotel
Mr. Paddles 2013
Sweet Fox – from the same people who brought you Hot Rabbit
Horse Meat Disco @ Cielo’s 10th anniversary
Freak @ GLounge
Scissor Sundays, Sunday tea dance by JD Samson in Time Out NY
Cheryl on the River in Time Out NY
Real L Word Season 3 recaps on AfterEllen.com:
Sometimes, for whatever reason, I get requests from people to remove photos from online galleries.
Two words: I can’t.
It’s not that I don’t care that you were caught snogging someone you shouldn’t. Actually, I am lying. If I caught you cheating at a club, then I’m kind of stoked I exposed you for the rascal that you are, and even if I respond with a polite email with a apology that the photo has gotten you in trouble with the missus, secretly I am laughing.
But other times, I get it. You had a little too much to drink, and you normally don’t booty pop topless in public. It happens. Or you just don’t like the photo, because you’re vain. That’s is cool. I wish I could remove the photo and make you happy, but – and let me make this clear:
I simply don’t have access to photos once I turn them in. I do not upload and publish my own photos.
I am a freelancer, and I don’t have editorial privileges at whatever magazine or whichever club’s website I’m shooting for.
So what should you do? E-mail the people who can take them down. If they were published by the club promoter on Facebook, contact them via Facebook. If they were published in an online magazine, contact the editor of the appropriate section. Look for the “contact us” page. And sorry, I’m not going to contact them on your behalf – you will get faster results if you cut me out of the equation and contact them yourselves anyway. The editors/promoters I work with are peppered with frivolous emails from me on a regular basis, and at this point if they receive an email with my name in the “from” line, it is assumed that the email is unimportant and it will most likely only be read after their hair appointments, pedicures and highly pressing Words With Friends moves.
To make your life easier, here are the usual suspects –
Time Out: gay[at]timeoutny.com and nightlife[at]timeoutny.com
Thank you for understanding and goodnight! 🙂
I had the exciting opportunity to shoot the largest 4th of July fireworks display in the country for Time Out New York. I set up a tripod near the banks of the Hudson, grabbed my remote release (to prevent camera shake) and shot away. Here are a few tips in shooting fireworks. To get the full light trails effect, you have to use a long shutter speed – anywhere from 1 to 10 seconds, depending on the speed at which the fireworks are being launched. (So this is why a tripod and remote release are necessary.) Use a low 1SO (100-200), a wide angle lens, and set the manual focus to infinity. Then I tried to time it so just as the first burst is about to happen, I pressed the remote release button and held until the bursts started fading.
Here is a selection of shots from the set.
The full set is here.
For one night, Times Square was transformed into an art gallery, with graffiti and pop art being displayed from billboards, including the Nasdaq sign.
Also, here is a set from the U.S. debut show of legendary reggae DJ Earl Gateshead. Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul was in the audience.
Finally, get ready for my NYC Pride recap in AfterEllen, and I’ll be taking over Real L Word recapping duties from seasoned TV junkie Dara Nai aka Bad Machine. Yes, three years of writing has led to recapping a trashy reality TV show, where an explicit shower sex scene happens in the first two minutes and a New York cast member suggests getting it on in the bathroom of a grungy dive bar. One can only be so lucky!
Collage by Cathleen Cotter (Truck Stop LA)
More NYC Pride 2012 galleries to come soon. Keep refreshing this link for more additions.