Capturing the "Snowpocalypse" with the Fuji X100

Monday's blizzard was supposed to be an historic event, according to New York City's Mayor De Blasio. While the snowfall didn't set any records, there was quite a bit of wintry weather through the evening. With a travel ban issued across the city, the streets were mostly free of cars, so I set out with my Fuji X100 (in a ziplock bag) to explore the neighborhood.

Into the Void
Williamsburg Pier
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/80, ISO 3200

Bedford Avenue in the Storm
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/50, ISO 1600

The Lone Food Truck
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/105, ISO 3200

La Esquina
Fuji X100, F/2, 1/170, ISO 1600

With a travel ban in effect, all taxis had to be off the roads.
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/30, ISO 1600

Blow, winds...
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/50, ISO 3200

S. 6th Street at 4am
Fuji X100, f/2, 1/40, 1600

Nine Inch Nails at Jones Beach

Nine Inch Nails at Jones Beach August 1, 2014

Nine Inch Nails rocked Jones Beach on August 1st. Touring this summer with Soundgarden, NIN put on a spectacular, high-energy performance, supported by stunning visuals onstage. I took a handful of photos of the show, which are featured on the Nine Inch Nails blog today.

It's hard for me to believe that I first saw Nine Inch Nails in concert twenty years ago, and I was thoroughly impressed by the performance - this concert was one of the best and most seamless shows I've ever seen.

I was at this show purely as a fan, attending with my friend, Jon Morris of The Windmill Factory, who worked on directing and choreographing the moving visuals for the tour. I did, however, decide to bring my Canon Eos-M with my 22mm pancake lens (which is essentially my point-and-shoot setup these days), and I took a few photos - the concert just looked too good not too.

To see the rest of my photos from the concert, click here.

Exploring Bushwick

Bushwick Joker, Fuji X100, NYC, 2014

Even though I have lived in Williamsburg for the past couple of years, I really haven't taken the time to explore much of Bushwick. I've been to parties and other events in the neighborhood, but each time I've just gone to that event and then straight home. So, on Saturday I went on a photowalk to finally explore Bushwick (along with the outskirts of Williamsburg, East Williamsburg and surrounding areas).

Fuji X100, NYC, 2014

Exploring the edges of gentrification was pretty easy - a quick google search for tattoo parlors, coffee shops, along with keeping my eye out for graffiti murals led me to the center of all the hipster areas.

Fuji X100, NYC, 2014

Fuji X100, NYC, 2014

Fuji X100, NYC, 2014

Fuji X100, NYC, 2014

Green space is essentially non-existent, particularly along the stretch between East Williamsburg and Bushwick on Morgan Avenue. Instead, concrete and warehouses abound, with any open space dedicated to industrial use, as seen above.

Fuji X100, NYC, 2014

Like a lot of trendy neighborhoods in Brooklyn, the heart of Bushwick is a mix of various ethnic areas, infiltrated by enclaves of hipsters who've recently moved into the neighborhood.