I was asked to photograph the Young Women's Leadership Academy in East Harlem. It is an amazing school focusing on college prep and all the girls who graduated last year went to college! Shoot Digital generously donated all the lighting and grip equipment for the entire day! They even gave us these groovy Shoot Digital "Extra Love" t-shirts featuring Hector. Thanks Shoot Digital and thanks to Lori to scored a great donation! Congratulations to all the seniors - they did a great job and it was a fun day! Here are some "behind the scenes" shots. Hmm, maybe we should have our own reality TV show!!!
So I photographed The Children's Aid Society's Next Generation Catering Company that catered World Hunger Year's launch of a Call to Action to end the food crisis. There were some amazing chefs and writers there including one of my favorites - Alice Waters - proprietor of Chez Panisse in my old hometown, Berkeley, CA.
Here's a quote from the CAS website: Teens at Children’s Aid’s new Next Generation Center in the Bronx are participating in nutrition and cooking classes and have begun a catering company that produces delicious and healthful foods for Children’s Aid events and those outside the organization. This entrepreneurial venture is teaching youth in a neighborhood with little access to fresh and healthful foods how to cook with the highest quality ingredients."
The food was amazing and they had a list of the farms where the food came from. I don't usually eat when I am working but the kids wanted me to try some things - amazing! So anyone needing a great caterer - call them!
The legendary Alice Waters photographing the food.
Two future superstar-chefs! There was quite a long line for the food! The Next Generation Catering Crew.
I was trying out a Nikon PS lens and took some photos of our new house this morning - OK, the trash is out in front (shows we recycle!). Doesn't it look like Mr. Rodger's neighborhood? I love this kind of lens!!!!
I was informed today that my application to be a part of the Green Business Network was approved and my membership shows that I am one of the "year 2008 progressive business leaders who are solving today's tough social and environmental problems". I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing network and encourage my clients and friends to check them out!
I shoot at some fabulous locations in New York City and beyond and I love photographing them. I thought I will feature different locations that I have worked in to show off the cool spaces and to give clients some great options for locations.
Our first feature is the Gabarron Carriage House on 38th Street between 3rd and Lexington. The location was built as a carriage house, converted to a residence and now is owned by the foundation and available for special events. It is perfect for a wedding of up to about 50 - 200 guests with a cocktail lounge up the spiral stairs. All catering needs to be brought in as well as music, decor, etc. Very cool. Call 212.573.6938 x 15 for information. Ask for Elisa!
Of course we all want to lower our impact on the environment and work to lower our carbon footprint. Working digitally allows us to eliminate the thousands of gallons of developer and other chemicals used in the developing and printing processes. Camera batteries are all rechargeable as are the batteries and battery packs we use in our lighting equipment meaning we do not have to fill landfills with toxic batteries each week. We recycle as much as we can and try to work with local vendors and small businesses. We also offer images on CD to cut down on paper usage. Hey - I even bike to work when I can! Every little bit helps.
I am adding a list of vendors that provide eco-friendly services. Please email me if you know of a vendor that could be added!