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Merry Marbling Workshop

One of my clients, bkstyled, held their first workshop a couple weeks ago - "Merry Marbling" - with fashion designer Ilana Kohn

 Marbled!

Marbled!

Generally I prefer more controlled shooting to events, but instead saw the marbling event as a reportage opportunity. Sometimes it's good to go out of your comfort zone, no? It was held in Primrose Cafe in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. In the back room. At night. Dimly lit and small. And low ceilings. 

No problem. Bouncing a flash onto the ceiling and photographing at ISO 1600, I was able to bleed in a tiny bit of ambient and still retain sharpness. 

 Mixing colors. Emily Grace of Hartland Brooklyn (center).

Mixing colors. Emily Grace of Hartland Brooklyn (center).

 Mixing acrylic colors for fabric marbling
 Fabric marbling at the bkstyled liana kohn workshop.
 Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout, Citrus Hella Bitter and bubbly. Sounds odd - tastes goooood.

Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout, Citrus Hella Bitter and bubbly. Sounds odd - tastes goooood.

Afterward were cocktails made with Brooklyn Brewery Chocolate Stout, Citrus Hella Bitter, a little U-Bet chocolate syrup and bubbly - surprisingly yummy! Plus Mast Chocolates to snack on and goodie bag. 

 Mast Brothers chocolates to snack on.

Mast Brothers chocolates to snack on.

 Goodie bag!

Goodie bag!

 The Claudia Pearson goodie bag included Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Cirque nail polish, Knot & Bow parcel tags, a Mast Brothers chocolate bar and a bkstyled fabric notebook. 

The Claudia Pearson goodie bag included Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup, Cirque nail polish, Knot & Bow parcel tags, a Mast Brothers chocolate bar and a bkstyled fabric notebook. 

 Good times at the bkstyled x Ilana Kohn fabric marbling workshop.

Good times at the bkstyled x Ilana Kohn fabric marbling workshop.

 Rachel Apodaca and Rima Brindamour of bkstyled

Rachel Apodaca and Rima Brindamour of bkstyled

And it wasn't all work. I did get to marble a few handkerchiefs!

Read the article and see more photos from the event - Merry Marbling Workshop | bkstyled

TONIGHT - Open Show NY #9

It's here - Open Show NY #9 at the Bronx Documentary Center. Our first themed show!  - HOME! We're presenting amazing photography from Brenda Ann Kenneally, Laura Glabman, Nancy Borowick, Sheila Griffin and Smita Sharma.

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Open Show NY #9 - HOME

Nov 20 | 7-9pm | Bronx Documentary Center | 614 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx

$10 suggested donation supports Bronx Documentary Center and Open Show NY programming. Food and drinks available for purchase. 

RSVP on our Facebook page --> http://on.fb.me/19ZesxO

Week of Oct 21 = Photo Events Galore

It's Photo Madness Week! I hope you rested over the weekend, because this week is ka-razy with events, including the biggie - PDN Photo Plus Expo and Conference.

  Here's a list of events to plan out your schedule. 

*** Update Oct 22 ***  I've added a couple more events at the bottom

  • PDN Photo Plus Expo and Conference (Oct 23-36): This one is MASSIVE. Like proper, overwhelming conference. Held at the Javits Center, it's gear, seminars, portfolio reviews, lots of SWAG. It's still FREE to register (Expo only) until the 22nd, so get on it! 
  • And there's happenings off-site as well like Leica's S-System events at Go Studios.
  •  shoot nyc (Oct 24-25): This is totally FREE! Thanks Hasselblad and Broncolor. Go for the talks. Beth Taubner of Mercury Lab is presenting a branding seminar on Friday. If it's anything like last year's, you'll gain a lot! shoot nyc is walkable from Photo Plus. And the free Hassy tote I got last year was way cooler than the generic Photo Plus one ;o)
  • Drinking/Parties: You'll need one after talking shop all day, even better that the drinks are free.  Digital Transitions 10 Year AnniversaryPhoto Plus 30th AnniversaryPhotoshelter & Agency Access Happy Hour
  • On Tuesday (22nd), AbelCine is hosting Beyond the Frame: Expanding the Language of Journalism Through Motion. VII photojournalists will be discussing how they use video to tell stories. 
  • On Saturday (26th) there's the Lucie Lectures  featuring Taryn Simon and Ricky Flores. The actual Lucie Awards ceremony is on Sunday at Carnegie Hall. Cocktail/black tie folks!
  • Steven Kasher Gallery is having two opening receptions Thurs, Oct 24 6-8pm - Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press and Leo Rubinfien/Beyond the War: Seven Photographs from Southeast Asia, 1984-1987
  • My fellow photographer Lisette Poole is hosting a benefit for Hurricane Sandy victims in Cuba at Videology Bar in Williamsburg.
  • NYC Salt, a digital photography program for underprivileged youth, is having an open house on the 24th, 6-9pm, sponsored by Lexar. 
  • I hear talk of a Getty party as well... 

*** Update *** 

Too much going on! Which events are you going to? If you want to meet up, drop me a line and we'll coordinate.  

 

Open Show NYC # 8 - Wed, Oct 2

Hey I'm one of the co-producers! We're got an AWESOME show next week at the Half King in Chelsea. And it's free (to attend, food and booze isn't - sorry!). 

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Open Show NYC is a bi-monthly photo/video screening and Q&A. We have 5 presenters (4 still and 1 video/multimedia). Let's build a community and dialog about visual imagery. 

Here are the presenters for Open Show #8:

Ilona Szwarc – Rodeo Girls

Johnny Milano – Dolphin Lane

Joseph Michael Lopez – Dear New Yorker

M.Wesley Ham - South of Here

Tiana Markova-Gold - Scènes et Types

Please RSVP on our Facebook page so we know you're coming -  

Open Show NYC #8 - RSVP