Kings Theatre sat abandoned for decades before recently receiving a complete rehab and reopening to much fanfare in the media (e.g., this NY Times piece). Prior to the rehab starting, but after lighting equipment for the rehab had been brought in, some friends and I visited and took some photographs. Here is what decades of disrepair and negligence does to a beautiful art deco structure.
Happily, the theatre is currently open and you can book tickets at their website!
These images were taken in and around Shark Fin Cove, just a short drive from Santa Cruz on California’s Pacific Coast. They were all taken within a few remarkable days of stunning skies that seemed made for astrophotography - they are my first attempt, and show a variety of editing styles from single shot, stacking, and panorama.
Photography of the New York City that people might experience: nothing iconic, just small moments like a movie in the park or snow in Central Park. Things people see and experience while living in the city.
In December 2009 the city experienced a huge snowstorm that blanketed the city. The usual high energy, honking horns, and busy bars were quieted for an evening as people hunkered down inside to stay out of the nasty weather. These shots were taken across a few hours around Madison Square Park / Flatiron. The camera - a 5D MK II - fared surprisingly well despite being soaking wet and completely caked in snow!
Iconic places, buildings, skylines, and structures from across New York City. Although I've lived in NYC for quite a few years now, the city's more tourist-friendly sites still attract me and make me sit back and think, "damn, I love this city."
A selection of Urban Decay photography.