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"Being a photographer is not a state of equipment, but a state of mind."

(Originally written June 10, 2012) I had jury duty last week, and as such, I wasn't allowed to bring a camera or any other electronic equipment with me to the courthouse (so unfortunately no photos for this post). But boy was I itching for camera when lunch break hit. Warm days amongst the hubbub of Chinatown and perfect photogenic opportunities all around. No wonder why so many other photographers with varying types of...

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"Perfection is a limitation. Overcome it."
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"Perfection is a limitation. Overcome it."

(Originally written on Aufgust 27, 2012) I came up with this quote a few months ago while thinking about my transition into manual lens photography. In an era in which digital photography and autofocus lenses are commonplace, there is an expectation for images to be crystal sharp and color perfect. And while there are times when such clarity is appealing and necessary, images today can become too mechanical in their...

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Showing some love to a fellow photographer
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Showing some love to a fellow photographer

[caption id="attachment_1179" align="aligncenter" width="450"] Louis Riso on Governor's Island, NYC September 2013 - Photo by Osjua A. Newton[/caption] Not writing much this week. I just wanted to give a shout out to a fellow photographer and friend of mine, Louis Riso, who is currently producing and exhibiting a series of wetplate tintype photographs on Governor's Island this month. You can see Riso's photographs as well...

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Obama Eve: The Election and Re-Election Night of President Obama in Times Square and Rockefeller Center, NYC.
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Obama Eve: The Election and Re-Election Night of President Obama in Times Square and Rockefeller Center, NYC.

[caption id="attachment_1087" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Cesar Alvarez waving the American flag in Times Square after the announcement of Barack Obama's 2012 presidential re-election.[/caption] Four years ago, I, along with 200 million Americans across the United States, witnessed the historical event of an African-American male becoming the President of the United States. Yet, just hours before any one realized the...

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Celebrating My Birthday and My First 10 Years As a Photographer: Part 1
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Celebrating My Birthday and My First 10 Years As a Photographer: Part 1

Although I do not know the exact date of when I took my first photograph, I do however recognize this photo above as the moment I began my personal relationship with photography. As I turn 26-years-old today, I realize that I have been photographing my life's journey for the past 10 years. While not much in comparison to other photographers I have encounter and read about, it is nevertheless a milestone worthy of...

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