March 29, 2009

Fashion Show


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Today was the annual fashion show at Cal U. I went with this photo because I don't get a lot of photos of children.

March 24, 2009

Cover Model


Melinda, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

This week, for the Cal Times, I am working on a really cool front page concept. This is one of the two photos I need for it.

March 22, 2009

Portrait: Belly Dancer


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Today was the annual multi-cultural dinner, and this years theme was the Middle East. I jumped on the opportunity to photograph a belly dancer.

March 17, 2009

Skyline


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I end my coverage of New York City with this. A photo I shot from the Statue Island ferry.

South Ferry Station


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I posted this separate from the subway for a reason. Apparently this station just opened, and we were among the first to use it. How often does that happen in a city of millions of people?

Statue of Liberty


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I had to post a photo of the actual statue.

Statue of Liberty: Tourists II


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On the boatride back, I was being a tad shutter happy and clicked this one without paying much attention. In retrospect, it is pretty amusing.

Statue of Liberty: Tourists I


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I just saw this on the ride back and thought it was a nice shot.

March 16, 2009

Katz's Deli


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They make amazing sandwiches, and I would recommend it to anyone in the city.

Apple Corps


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I shot this inside the Apple store on 5th Ave. Its an amazingly designed store.

Breakfast at Tiffany's


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Lauren wanted to redo the famous shout from "Breakfast at Tiffany's". We did it a little differently in that I shot her looking into the store from the inside.

FAO Schwartz


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This is the famous piano from "Big" in Fao Scwartz. I shot this before I went and danced on it myself.

Strawberry Fields Forever


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This is in Strawberry Fields, a sub-section of Central Park near the Dakota.

30 Rock


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The ice skating rink at Rockafeller Plaza.

World Trade Center


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Grand Central Station


Grand Central, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.
I have always wanted to go on a train, so this was an obvious stop. Not to mention it has been important to a lot of movies. The Untouchables comes to mind....

Central Park


Central Park, originally uploaded by ajcarpinelli.

I shot this from a horse and carriage ride through Central Park when I was in New York City for a conference. I played with it a little bit in photoshop.

March 15, 2009

Statue of Liberty (Attempt 1)


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So, Lauren and I attempted to go to the Statue of Liberty after Coney Island. We didn't know that it has the worst hours for any famous monument known to man. This was as close as we could get.

New York Pier


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This was at Battery island, when I failed at going to the Statue of Liberty the first time.

Brooklyn Bridge


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I wanted to get closer, and get some really good close-ups, but I was pressed for time. maybe my next trip.

Skyline


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I liked the reflection on this shot. It is kind of the iconic skyline of New York, but not really.

Radio City


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I didn't go see anything here, I just wandered past it a few times.

Subway


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I spent a lot of time traveling the subways of New York City. I went in and out of about every stop at least once. I think that merits a photo. How about you?

Coney Island

Coney Island has always fascinated me. It has been involved with some of the most memorable scenes in movies/music for me. "The Warriors," "Requium for a Dream,"  "Grand Theft Auto IV." There are also good Lou Reed and Amy Correia songs. Despite this love, when I was in New York City for a few days, Coney Island was not on my agenda of places to hit. We were trying to get as much stuff in as possible, and through random wanderings and not paying a great amount of attention, we ended up in a subway car we thought was going to the Statue of Liberty... The car we got in was going no where, because it was at the end of the line. However, as we soon learned, it was the express to Coney Island. We eventually decided to stay on the train and visit Coney Island. It was fun. We had foreign drinks and walked the beach. There was also the Jennifer Connelly pier to visit, and just everything was made absurd by the fact it was cold, gray, and March in New York. Everything was an anti-beach condition.



March 14, 2009

Les Halles


Getting to go to Les Halles was a big deal for me, and the start of an epic evening in my eyes (it was followed up by a Cabaret and spider-man). I am a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain, and he is executive chef here, we won't go into what that means. Before going, I stopped at the Virgin store in Time Square, and got a Ramones T-shirt to wear. While we were there, I got a cookbook autographed by Bourdain, and ordered a thing I call the Slaughterhouse (pictured above on the cutting board with all the various meets and chips), as well as some Escargot. All the food was amazing, as was the atmosphere. The most amazing thing is that the restaurant is in no way about Bourdain.

March 13, 2009

Time Square


Time Square, often seen as the poster child for what is possibly the most famous city in the world. This was my first stop in the city (only because our hotel was right in the center of it. It is probably one of my least favorite spots in the city because it is crowded with pushy tourists. Yeah, it has lights. Who cares? I was happy to see the Virgin Store though... which was closing. We got a lot of great stuff there for dirt cheap though. Also, I got my first dirty water hot dog there. The thing is, I hate hot dogs. I love those though. There was also a Peruvian Flute Band, and it made me think of South Park. These are my memories of Time Square.

March 12, 2009

Empty Class


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I was wandering around shooting a choir concert, and stumbled across this room. I figured it might be good to have a photo of a classroom for the future.