Daily Photo – Film View of the High Line in New York City
I recently re-worked a few of my older photos for an exhibition with Vanity Fair and the Oscars. There was to be a bit of a “film” feel, for obvious reasons, so I went back and used various cross-processing techniques for the shots. This is a process where you push the whites into one color space and the blacks into another. Every scene is completely different, so I may start with a preset but then push it into another direction.
Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.
This was difficult to process right but it was a lot of fun. Shots in Manhattan are often filled with all kinds of complex activity, and Times Square amps that all up to the next order of magnitude.
The weather was perfect on this day, and I know that isn’t always the case. Since everything was more or less idyllic, I decided to make the most of it and see how many compositions I could squeeze into the afternoon. The only time I spent waiting around was watching for a few Yellow Cabs to streak by.
It’s been a few months now since I left NZ to head to the US for the first time in YEARS. It’s been quite a crazy time but awesome to finally see the family, friends and there was that Burning Man thing too. Now though I’m starting to edge towards returning home. Last week I was in the Bahamas before a short stop in NYC for a friend’s birthday. Now it’s a case of beginning the slow trek home. Hopefully with a few photography stops along the way.
I think I took this on top of a Ritz-Carlton or Marriott. They were kind enough to let us up there for a quick photo session one evening when we were on the 80 Stays tour. Thanks again cool RC/Marriott people 🙂
Hey awesome blog reader… you’ll probably be aware that I’ve been delving into the world of NFTs in the past few months. So far, it’s been both a success and an interesting adventure. That continues today with my 2nd drop on OpenSea. This set of NFTs is based around 50 of my favorite cities spanning all seven continents. There are a wide range of configurations (and prices) available and I’d love it if you’d check them out. If you thought an NFT mixed with physical art was odd last time then how about several NFTs, wrapped in an NFT… mixed with some Aave tokens which should appreciate over time??!
The first drop on OpenSea did better than expected and broke $100,000USD in the first three days. This second one already has a lot of interest as more and more collectors are getting into the NFT world. Jump on in! I’ll make a detailed video soon that talks more about what I’ve learned, mistakes I’ve made, some new ideas, and other interesting stuff from this wild wild west of cryptofun.
Also, if you’re an NFT curious artist, be sure to sign up for Passport where I’ve been sharing videos about my NFT experience so far. If you’re thinking about listing your own, you may find those helpful. Speaking of your own NFTs, I’m now starting to invest back into other projects so if you launch something cool tag me on Twitter and I’ll be sure to take a look. 🙂