Author Archive: Jake
Listen: Jamie XX ‘sleep sound’
Latest addition to the family
I added a couple of new tools to the arsenal this week. Specifically, I finally picked up a Fujifilm X100S. I have ranted about this camera a few times already. I have only had it one day, but I already like it quite a bit. I showed a couple of my friends, who called it a tourist camera. Funny enough, that is exactly what I intend to use it for. It is such a pain to drag an SLR system with me every time that I travel. I plan on bringing this girl with me everywhere. In true tourist fashion, I snapped a couple of shots in midtown this morning (including one in Times Square). Nothing amazing, but I’m just getting her broken in!
Riding Upstate NY
I took my bike out of winter storage recently in anticipation of spring. Saturday was a nicest weather that New York City has seen so far in 2014. Prior to Saturday, I had taken a few solo rides upstate along the Hudson. Then Saturday, I was joined by two friends. We ended up riding for close to 9 hours. I’m throwing up a couple of snaps from our ride, as well as a couple from my other 2014 rides, so far. Apologies that these are all iPhone snaps. So the quality is not fantastic. The photos that I appear in were snapped by my friend B. Swiss.
the photography of Sasa Stucin
The Wild West
I took a trip to Utah with some of my NY friends to take advantage of the waning snow pack on the Wasatch range. After a couple of days of riding, we headed into the desert for target shooting. This photo was actually snapped by my old man, who is an incredible marksman. This was my friend Jeff’s first time shooting a high-powered rifle. He was a regular deadeye by the time we finished up. I was acting as spotter when this was snapped. I’m not sure why I like this image so much. But I really do. It was a great way to cap off the weekend.
Staple Design SS14 Preview
Seriously digging this video that my homey Jeff Staple did for the upcoming season of Staple Design. I wish that I would have had more availability to shoot during the copious amounts of snow storms that we had in NYC this season. Vid below–
“SEASONAL AFFECTIVE” – Staple Spring 2014 Lookbook Video 1/2 from jeffstaple on Vimeo.
unofficial emoji version of Beyonce’s ‘drunk in love’
On rare occasions have I seen such genius. Peep the unofficial emoji version of Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ video below. I’m quite literally still wiping away the tears of laughter.
Beyoncé (feat. Jay-Z) “Drunk in Love” Unofficial Emoji Video from JESSE HILL on Vimeo.
Richard Chai Women
Backstage at Chai
I took advantage of the long President’s Day weekend and made my way across the pond. This was only my second time in Paris, and I have to say that I enjoyed it considerably more than the first time I visited. I didn’t really shoot that much while I was there. But here are the few that I did get when I brought my camera out with me.
NYFW, so far (photo heavy)
Even though today is the official start of New York fashion week, offsite shows started in the beginning of the week. I actually like the offsite shows much better (not just because they tend to be in my neighborhood). The tents are pretty sterile and boring. Plus a lot of my least favorite photogs hangout there full time. Anyway, here are some of my snaps from Tuesday and Wed.
it’s kinda cold
I guess that we have been kind of spoiled in NYC for the past few winters. Though there were some cold days and some snow, it wasn’t consistently cold the way it has been this winter for several years. I say this because the last time I remember seeing ice flow like this on the Hudson was in 2010. I snapped these pics last Friday evening in north cove marina. At eventide, the ice expands a good 50′ from the bank.
shooting in the rain
My friends at Cold Smoke hit me up recently to get some snaps of their ‘Aurora’ down jacket. Over the weekend ended up being the perfect wintry type of weather to for the images we wanted.