2016 New York Pride Parade

Last weekend, I had the privilege of walking in the New York City Pride Parade with The Gender and Family Project at the Ackerman Institute.

Not only was this a chance to work with an incredible organization, but I also saw an opportunity to photograph the parade from a different point of view than I normally do.

I was fascinated by moments that were a bit more spontaneous and off gaurd. The earlier photos are of us waiting to walk, while the second half captures the march we walked throughout the city.

Enjoy!

Memorial

After reading and watching so many news articles and posts regarding the Orlando mass shooting, I felt like I had to do something and be proactive. For me, that something is taking photographs. If I can showcase what we’re going through in New York to anyone who will take the time to look, then I’ll feel like I’m doing a tiny part in helping out.

This afternoon, I went to the Stonewall Inn where a pop up memorial has sprung up that pays tribute to the 49 lives we have lost over this past weekend.

You’ll see a portrait of a woman named Jamie who I had the privilege to meet. She had just moved to New York a week ago from Orlando and didn’t have anywhere else to go to mourn the friends she lost over in the shooting. Kindly, she allowed me to take her photo to help add a face to this awful moment in our history.

There is so much more we can do as individuals to help try to end gun violence against the LGBTQ community and innocent lives in general. Below is the link to the phone number of all the senators of the United States. Please call your State representative and let them know that we need stricter gun control laws in this country. If you’re even remotely on the fence about this, please click here and watch Samantha Bee explain why simply praying will never be enough.

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

The Help – Dec 23rd, 2015

The other week, I had the amazing opportunity to photograph The Help, Bob the Drag Queen and Pixie Aventura’s incredible drag show held every Wednesday night at Therapy.

I had heard all about Bob and Pixie’s incredible chemistry and sense of humor so I was eager to see them live asap. Needless to say, after my first foray into seeing The Help, I reached out to Bob and asked to photograph the show. Thankfully, she said yes.

So here are some of my favorites pictures from the night. Enjoy!

Christmas With The Gang

5 weeks after moving back to New York, I had the special opportunity to celebrate my first ever Christmas with my friends in Long Island City. It felt great being amongst such wonderful people, especially as these last few weeks have been a rollercoaster readjusting to American life.

Regardless, the weather was warm, the wine was endless, and wigs were worn. A fantastic first Christmas!

 

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Thanksgiving Family Portraits 2015

In 2013, I took portraits of my family over the Thanksgiving weekend. This year, now that I’ve returned to New York, I thought I would pick up this tradition and make it an annual event. So without further adieu, I present the 2015 Thanksgiving Family Portrait series.

Enjoy!

Portraits In Provincetown – Part 9

Hello!

Here are the final photos from the 2015 edition of Portraits In Provincetown. It was a great year for the series and I’m very proud of the photographs. I hope you enjoyed seeing them and I can’t wait to show you the new project I’m working on!

Enjoy!