Leisure Cruise at the Highline Ballroom

Leisure Cruise debut performance at the Highline Ballroom
Electronic synth-pop music is alive and well in NYC.  Leisure Cruise had their debut performance at the Highline Ballroom last night, playing a featured set before European pop sensation Gala, and they totally crushed it. I was there to catch all of the action, and you can check out the rest the photos from my gallery here.

A collaboration between Leah Siegel of Firehorse and Dave Hodge of Canada's Broken Social Scene, Leisure Cruise conjures, in their own words, "the music of a John Hughes film if it had been written by Bowie, remixed by Johnny Jewel, and fronted by a female Prince." Supporting them onstage were Aaron Kinsley-Brook on drums and Steven Elliot on guitar, and the four of them played an incredibly tight set, particularly for a band making it's debut performance.

Leah Siegel of Leisure Cruise performs at the Highline Ballroom

Jon Morris of The Windmill Factory provided the production design for the show, following a hectic week flying back and forth from LA as he was working with Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor for their Grammy performance (You can check out that performance here). I particularly enjoyed the stunning projections and video created by Matt O'Hare and Josh Higgason, which really matched each song well and took the production values of the show to another level. 

Dave Hodge
The performance was was a fast-paced, high-energy thirty-seven minutes that got the crowd the dancing and definitely wanting more from Leisure Cruise, who will release their debut album on May 6th. Until then, you can listen to their single, Sailing, right here:

You can check out the rest of my photos from the night by following this link: http://bit.ly/L7reB0

Egyptian Protest in New York City

Protesters marched from Times Square to the Egyptian Embassy on 44th St. and Second Ave. on August 20, 2013

Yesterday, I came across protestors in Times Square rallying against the current regime in Egypt. Raaba/Rabia or R4BIA is four in arabic, and the sign of raising four fingers has become the symbol of the massacre in Egypt during recent anti-coup rallies.

To see more images from the protest, click here.


Timelapse: Williamsburg Sunset

Williamsburg Sunset 08-10-2013 from Will OHare on Vimeo.

I had a feeling that yesterday's sunset was going to be spectacular, so I made my way down to the waterfront. While I was making some long exposures with my Fuji X100, I set up my Canon 7D to make a timelapse of the sunset.

Here are a couple of photos as well:

Williamsburg Waterfront Sunset, Fuji X100 (f/16 @ 30s)

Williamsburg Bridge Sunset, Fuji X100 (f/11 @30s)

I still have some great photography deals running this month. Until August 19th, you can book a Standard Headshot Session for only $99. You can find out more information on my website here.

Gwyn and Cody Headshots

I had a great shoot the other day with my friends Gwyn and Cody. They are two super-talented performers, and they took advantage of scheduling a session with me at the same time so they could save on the cost of an individual headshot session. We had a great time on the streets of Brooklyn, and you can check out a few of the shots below.