Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Alana and Landon in Bedford, New York

I shot the wedding of Alana and Landon last weekend upstate with the talented Chris Joriann. I decided to start to shoot weddings because I seem to be getting into that scary age where my friends are getting engaged, and asking me to be their wedding photographer, so I need the practice. But shooting Alana and Landon I realized I really enjoy shooting these events. It's such a beautiful time, everyone is happy, smiling and glad to have you there shooting. It's an honor to be a part of the biggest day of their lives.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New York City Mayor Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and House Speaker Christine Quinn speak at City Hall about the recent spree of hate crimes in New York.

* Oct. 3: Three gay men, including two teens, are beaten and sodomized by a wolf pack of gangsters in The Bronx after one of the teens tried to join the gang.

* Oct. 3: A gay man is brutally beaten allegedly by two Staten Island men in a bathroom in the famed Stonewall Inn, the West Village bar where the gay-rights movement was born.

* Oct. 1: A group of men hugging and kissing on 25th Street and Ninth Avenue in Chelsea is accosted by another group of men, who yell anti-gay slurs, tell them to go home, punch them and toss a garbage can at them.