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The final piece of the spire at One World Trade Center is lifted into place in New York, May 10, 2013. The tower now rises to a symbolic 1776 feet, making it the tallest building in the western hemisphere. INSIDER IMAGES/Gary He (UNITED STATES)

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Beautiful skyline.

I went to the 9/11 memorial a few weeks ago, and just as gripping as the memorial itself was this tower. A symbol of recovery and renewal if there ever was one.

Dawn photogasm :O

Besides pens, I always had a thing for watches. Especially pocketwatches. I used to wear them often as a kid. Don’t ask me why.

I haven’t used them since. This one’s been dead for at least five years. Perhaps one day I’ll find a use for it again.



Nick Laham: 

So yes. That was me in the locker room bathroom shooting portraits of the New York Yankees players with my iPhone. This was not my choice, I wasn’t given the option of studio or bathroom stall and decided on the latter. 

The best camera is the one you have on you.


The NYT’s front-page photo of Alex Rodriguez was shot on an iPhone in the Yankee’s locker room bathroom.

Professional photographer Nick Laham, seen above, said he hadn’t planned on shooting w/ his iPhone, but now Getty Images is licensing his entire Instagram series — of A-Rod, Jeter, Teixeira, Sabathia, et al — on its website

Image of photographer and A-Rod from FStoppers.

File under: people who don’t have to wear pants to work.

(via thisistheverge)

Snow-locked vehicles.

Fallout from the Blizzard of 2013

I haven’t seen snow this deep since 2010. Speaking of which, this photo is   very similar to one I took during the last blizzard. Didn’t intend for it to be that way, but it’s interesting nonetheless.


A Wintery Landscape

Fallout from the Holiday Blizzard of 2010

Happy centennial Grand Central.

Light flurries falling in the NYC area. Here’s some bokeh pron, since there’s not much interesting to photograph around my parts.


The NY Post ran a cover story and photo this morning about a man (Ki Suk Han) being pushed onto a NY subway track, and then being struck by a train, killing him. The photographer, working for the NY Post, claims he was unable to help the man, but the photo he took moments before the man’s death, has sparked a heated debate about the events that took place, and whether he could have done more.

From the Post article:

Post freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi — who had been waiting on the platform of the 49th Street station — ran toward the train, repeatedly firing off his flash to warn the operator.”

“I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash,” said Abbasi, whose camera captured chilling shots of Suk’s tragic fight for his life.”

On one hand, I could say that the photographer probably could’ve done more than just flashing his camera if he had just dropped everything he had and ran to the guy.

But I won’t contest that so much as the usage of the actual photo in the paper. I mean, was it really necessary? 


The Ghosts of World War II by Sergey Larenkov

Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.

(via ashirogisensei)


Think Before You Retweet: How to Spot a Fake Storm Photo

Please read this. 


(via The Atlantic Wire)

I’ve seen each of these photos pop up on my facebook feed. I didn’t repost them. Why? Because of a little thing called photography integrity. (The one above is the most obvious, but makes for a good joke lol)

Sure, they look pretty, but come on people.

“Turn to Clear Vision” (2012 ver.)

And for the sake of comparison:


“Turn to Clear Vision”

Empire State Building out of focus.

I actually turned that knob on purpose to give the photo a bit of poetic meaning.

I’ve certainly gained some insight in composition over time.

Sometimes, it’s all about the optics. The uploaded photo doesn’t give it justice; the 100% crop on the binoculars is spectacularly sharp.