Photoville Photo Walk

Last week I was invited by my good pals at Leica & ONA to host a photowalk at the annual Photoville show in Brooklyn. Leica was generously letting people borrow cameras and ONA kindly had a bag up for raffle as well.

We had a great turnout - it was hard to keep track of everyone and answer all the great questions, but I did my best! Thanks to all my friends that took the time to show up as well and join in on the fun.

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The light cooperated perfectly and I even had a chance to grab a few photos myself.

Looking forward to next year's show!

 

Apple Talk & Workshop

A few nights ago, I was invited by Apple to give a talk about my travel photography at the Apple store in SOHO. Since the previous night they had Anthony Bourdain speak, I was a bit nervous.

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It was great to see so many people show up and learn about my journey, how I tell stories, and hopefully I imparted a few tips and pointers for anyone who came to learn.

Thanks again to all the team at Apple corporate and SOHO for hosting me!

Jens Rasmussen for Wool & Prince

Recently had the opportunity to work with my friends over at Wool & Prince again, this time to photograph actor/adventurer/activist, Jens Rasmussen. I met Jens on a brisk, foggy morning at the North Brooklyn Boat Club, an awesome canoe & kayak organization that he helped found. Not a bad way to spend a morning...

Dumpling walk with ONA Bags

Last week, I joined ONA bags and a few photographer friends to stroll through Chinatown. We met up at Mimi Cheng's dumpling house and wandered through the streets, eventually making our way to Nom Wah Tea House for some tasty dim sum. 

Big thanks to the awesome crew over at ONA for having us out, and especially for the tasty food!

Women's March on Washington, DC

Just in case you were wondering what Democracy looks like...

NYC Snow Days

Well, the snow in NYC hasn't been much to write home about lately, but we had a few good snow weekends that mandated I jump out of bed early - I just can't resist seeing Central Park covered in a fresh snowfall. Plus, as an added bonus, when you go pre-9am, it's off leash time in the park. There's just no joy like the joy of puppies romping through snow. 

Here's a few quick snaps from the neighborhood!

Downtown NYC Meetup & Fuji X-T2 Test

Last Sunday night, while most of New York huddled inside avoiding the sudden, torrential rain, I venture out to a meetup hosted by my friend @Misshattan and the Downtown Alliance. What would make me go out in such conditions? Partly it was too see friends, and another part was field testing the new Fujifilm X-T2 I just acquired. Overall it was a great time exploring ships, taking the NYC Water Taxi out to the Statue of Liberty, taking photos in the rain, and wrapping it up with drinks and bites at the Pier A Harbor House.

By the end of the night, I was seriously impressed with the low light capabilities of the X-T2, not to mention the weather sealing. I had the optional battery grip on as well which provided the option of shooting on "boost mode", shooting at 11fps which came in handy when running through the rain! Thanks to the FujifilmX team for their generosity!

Central Park Photo Walk with ONA & Moment

Last week, during the big PhotoPlus conference here in NYC, my good friends at ONA Bags and Moment Lens asked me to host a morning photowalk through Central Park to check out the colors. Even though the forecast looked like rain, we had a great turnout and got some great photos. Here's a few photos I shot exclusively on the iPhone 7+ using Moment lenses.

Check out more images from the day on Ona's blog post here: https://blog.onabags.com/2016/10/25/the-first-fall-colors-our-central-park-photo-walk-with-mat-rick-moment/

Tribute in Light - Remembering 9/11

I picked up the new Canon 5D Mark IV this weekend, so I took it for a test drive last night on the 15 year anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack on New York City.

Here's the beautiful Tribute in Light from 4 angles.

WTC Transportation Hub

Although I visited the new World Trade center "Oculus" a few months back, I didn't get a chance to edit a few photos till recently. There's always more photos to edit, more trips planned (I'm not complaining though!). Anyways, here's a quick glimpse at the stunning architecture.

Also, here's a "behind the scenes" shot of what it's ACTUALLY like in the age of Instagram.

All images shot with the Leica T and 23mm lens.