Thursday, April 4, 2013

The AIPAD Show

Today I had an opportunity to attend The AIPAD Photography Show and what a delight it was, some amazing collection of photographs, very inspirational. The tour was curated by Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs for Museum of the City of New York.

I arrived to the Park Ave Armory around 9am and the tour begun around 9:30, the second we walked in I knew it was going to be great. It was actually my first visit to the armory, great place. Each row of the gallery offered something new, some photos I came back to twice there were that good. Given enough time I probably would have spent half a day there studying each photograph, but unfortunately I had to go back to work. I will have to come back again next year :)

Thanks to the show I have discovered some photographers that I recommend for anyone to look up their work:

1. Christopher Bucklow
2. Therry Cohen
3. Robert Frank
4. Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
5. Gregory Scott
6. Stephen Wilkes

Some Shot from the Exhibit

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Meeting Thomas Leuthard

Let's start with a little history. I have always loved photography, but it did not become part of my daily routine until about year ago. Last year I switched all my gear to micro four thirds system, which allowed me to bring the camera with me everywhere and I also discovered and read a book called Going Candid by Thomas Leuthard. After reading his book is why I actually started exploring street photography, I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys photography to read it. I was hoping one day to have the pleasure to meet with Thomas and last night I finally did meet with him over dinner and we took a nice photowalk together to Time Square. First I want to say thank you to him and second here are some pictures from our walk, please enjoy:

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pebble Review & Thoughts

This will be a follow up on my previous post where I wrote about meeting +Eric Migicovsky who is one of the founders of +Pebble smart watch. My quick thoughts on the watch, enjoy :)
I finally have the watch in my hands for almost 4 days now, let's start right of the bet on the battery it is still holding charge, but the indicator of low battery is on now and I probably have until about morning before I need to charge it. I received the watch on Thursday afternoon, charged it and now its Sunday night, hopefully this give you an idea of the battery life. The battery on my iPhone also suffered a bit. Moving on to the actual functionality of the watch, well it is not perfect and still has a way to go, but with that being said, I still love it, I love the convenience of knowing who is calling or what email I received without having to constantly look at my phone. Yes the device has some bugs, but I know the team at +Pebble is working hard on fixing them. If i had to give this watch a grade i think it deserves a solid B+ as the potential is there and it is being worked and improved on weekly.
Here is my wishlist: more watch faces, weather, improved battery life, maybe some canned responses to text messages.

This report has been brought to you from the Big Apple, from hopefully its last snow storm for this winter :)

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Geek in Me

Today we going to talk about something other then photography, but yes there will be some pictures.

In the past few years computing has shift gears dramatically to everything being mobile, cloud and now we also have wearable computing.

I attended a meetup today that was held at Pivotal Labs with +Eric Migicovsky who is a co-founder of +Pebble A big thank you to the people who made this possible. Pebble is watch that connects to your iPhone or Droid via Bluetooth and becomes and extension of it. For more details please visit their home page. I participated in the kickstarter campaign for it and now eagerly waiting for mine.

+Eric Migicovsky and his team have a lot on their plate at the moment, but it is great to be able to meet him and to be able to play with a new gadget. The production of the watch is in full swing and now they need to shift gears to expand the company and address some customers concerns in more timely manner. From reading the Facebook and twitter it seems they just don't have enough people to deal with all the emails and posts, but be patient they are going through growing pains. Being in support myself it is all about managing expectations of  your clients and they will get their shortly. 
Is that a red Pebble on his hand :)

And now a small photography plug :) the event was held around union sq, which is always a great place to take some pictures, so here is one I managed to grab before the event started. Manhattan at night, with all its lights is a beautiful place.