Rating: 9 / 10by Brandon Remler
Images of NYC and Other Amazing Places
Photography is a passion I pursue daily. I have promised myself no its deeper than a promise, it is a rule, to not leave my apartment without a camera ever.
Life is diverse and vast, and with that I want to be ready at any moment to capture what unfolds. I make photographs mostly of people enjoying the NYC nightlife, and environmental scenes as I go about my life.
My personal travels are an inspiration, and I will attempt to bring an uplifting or lighthearted photo to you each week!
The other night I was walking home up Sixth Ave and I saw the guy at the car wash just sitting there hunched over (small figure i know) and I thought boredom - and me just walking back myself - then i looked up and saw the dancing man on the billboard and all was good.
iPods are great - if you don't have one you should think about it!
The beauty of NYC is the diverse population. Of course some looks are expected and some not. We enjoy NYC for all it offers!
Shopping at Tiffany's, Louis Vitton, and cashmere coats are key for our survival - right ???? Well ok maybe not - but a $2.00 ride anywhere in NYC is THE BEST DEAL around....and with no traffic - how can you beat it! This was a rare quiet scene on the tracks one sunday afternoon under Fifth Ave.
Shot with a Fujifilm FinePix S7000
This is from a Summer weekend where NYC was alive with life and celebration. Both the Gay Pride Parade and the Mermaid Parade were happening. With so many wild things - word cannot describe. (that's keeping it understated)
Some get dressed up - some get undressed. You have to see it to believe it. Here's one of the more sedate & tasteful mermaids. The next email will be a little more edgy.
As we all have experienced in our lives - technology is everywhere! Who can remember the days before VCR/DVD/CD, plasma tv's, gameboys, fax & answering machines, cell phones, etc?!
So the other night when I saw a DJ spinning vinyl - I thought about the amount of time that just flew by. Remember these things?
We all know that it is never good to mix politics with friends. So with that I submit this candid snapshot from the boardwalk.
I was just walking along and saw our recently departed President Reagan "smiling" on the back cover of the NY Post. It happened just as you see here. I stopped - snapped a shot as folks went about their day.
This image was sent out on the third anniversary of 9-11. Many thoughts go through our minds this time each year as the media bombards us with the stories from "the day". I thought about what image I could send out. Would it be the towers then - during - or after? Or maybe an image of some of the memorials, or the candle-lit streets here in NYC.
But I decided to send an image with impact and simplicity. One that doesn't commercialize the event or preach to it more than the reality of the day.
Darren Bohan was a friend of mine growing up - and some of you knew him well. Darren lived in Yosemite Valley, CA for some time. He loved to play guitar and enjoy the great outdoors. He was a great person and knew how to enjoy life.
He died that day - and he - like many others, is missed.