New York

Preparation

After some hard work, the book for the Fundation Achalay has finally been published. I’m not totally satisfied with the color rendering and particularly for the cover, but with such a limited time at my disposal, I’m globally happy and glad I can start working now¬†on new projects. Currently, it mostly means preparing my deployment to Central African Republic and before that, a three weeks course in Geneva.

I am also looking for a portrait lens, as my Canon 24-105 f/4.0 is not producing a depth of field or bokeh really interesting. My 24mm 1.4 (maybe my favorite lens) is great but obviously can not be used for close-up/head shots. I’m really looking forward to start playing with it (certainly a 100 f/2.8 IS or 135 f/2.0).

The coming weeks should be great, professionally and personally speaking. Inch’allah
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25 August 2012. Race in Harlem, NYC, USA. [Click on the picture to enlarge it].

New York baby

I was in New York around 9/11 and went to the commemoration of the terrorist attacks in ground zero, Lower Manhattan. I was hoping to capture some emotions and to take a few shots of people protesting against Park 51 project (Ground Zero Mosque). I finally spent 7 hours taking pictures in the middle of different protesters, evangelist groups, mourning families and religious extremists. Not an easy assignment but definitely a lot of fun.

11 September 2010: Ground zero, during the 9th commemoration of the terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York City, USA. [Click on the picture to enlarge it]

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