There is a story to be told in every photo! One of our images was recently voted photo of the week by the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
In NAPP’s post, Larry Becker states “I’d bet Benamoz gets a lot of referral business from happy couples. Look through his couples portrait sessions and you’ll see Madison Avenue quality work that could easily be in a bridal magazine or perfume ad. And since his clients are the models and he makes them look so good, I’m sure they love his work. The image Love in Gesture is an equal mix of art and portraiture. There’s a great frozen moment in time where both subjects are obviously happy and the soft focus on the subjects works really well here to amplify the dream-like quality of the moment. Such tight cropping eliminates the possibility of all distractions and just the couple and their smiles are featured. The black and white post processing is a nice choice and the overall image is quite artistic. He has a good eye.”
I had gone to New York last year about this time and discovered how different the face of the city had changed. This time the apple trees were blossoming and it seemed almost summertime. I had a few photoshoots while in NYC and in between those shoots, walked the streets seeking the color and gesture that the city offers. I have to say I love the people there – they have a very unique character – and the food was amazing. New Yorkers sure know how to eat! We stayed in a beautiful hotel on the water (Sheraton Lincoln – thanks for everything!) and took beautiful shots at the Manhattan Skyline.
We had some adventures while shooting some of these street photos, for example, got into a small fight in Washington Square Park, met a movie star on the streets of Greenwich Village (couldn’t tell you his name though – Daniel something?!), lots of nudity on a hot day in Central Park, visited the unbelievable B&H Photo (twice!), ate cannolies and “Nuts for Nuts” worth killing for and not to mention Katz Deli. Oh Katz Deli… where have you been all of my life? Do you not know your sinfully delicious mile-high brisket beef is calling me even still?
Yes, we are back in Canada now but New York memories still linger. Ah.. the Empire State Building at twilight, Brooklyn Bridge at 2 am, Pier 17 on the dock, Dunkin Donuts breakfasts and the ocean splashing up on the rocks. What a wonderful place – a photographers dream! We’ll be back – same time next year? Until then, we have more photos posted on our website here under “NEW’! Scenes from NYC“.