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hot town, summer in the city – my hood #4

yesterday’s freak heat wave almost broke a 130 year record.  it just kinda snuck up on us.  a humid 95 degrees is no joke – especially in this brick-oven of a city.

they ran around like tyrants, soaking up the open fire hydrants

water fight in front of the roach coach

the paparazzi got paparazzied

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Nicole LeBris

sometimes you’ll see someone who’s not a model on a set and you’re like, ” dude, why aren’t THEY in front of the camera?”  that’s pretty much how nicole got her start.  she was a makeup artist/hair stylist and eventually somebody told her she was on the wrong end of the camera.  good thing, too – cause she’s pretty awesome at modeling.

check out more shots of her on her site HERE

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my hood #3

check out the other shots of my hood here:

my hood #1

my hood #2

there's so many things i like about this scene. i mean, maybe its the girls braids with the blue beads, the motion of the throw, the girls vs. boys, the open courtyard, the trash in the corner... it's all really beautiful to me.

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dumbrella

i like to imagine the weather reporter talking about the size of a storm by the amount of crappy umbrellas that will be littering the streets the day after.  they’d be like, “well john, you can expect tomorrow’s storm to bring a minimum of 5-6 UPB’s (umbrellas per block – you know how T.V. people like to “abbreve” things) then the following day will calm down to about 2-3 UPB…”  last night we had a pretty gnarly storm, so this morning i walked down 9 blocks of broadway (almost a half mile) and back to document the carnage.  during that 9 block round trip i counted 86 umbrellas.  so that makes last nights squall a 9.5 UPB storm.

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if gumby was a super-hot girl, he would probably be kimberly snyder

i get a little de-motivated sometimes when i see somebody effortlessly do something that i know is crazy hard – but when i look at kimberly snyder do yoga it’s the exact opposite.  i’ve seen kimberly do yoga a few times, and i know the poses she does are crazy hard to do, but she makes them look so tranquil and smooth that it’s really inspiring and motivating.  like, it really makes me want to take time out of my day and do yoga.  most days, i get so busy and caught up in photography that my personal hygiene takes a hit, my fingernails get long and i forget to eat and blah blah… basically what i’m saying is that kimberly makes me want to find time that i don’t have and do something good for my skateboard-battered/horribly nourished body.  and speaking of nourishment, if you want to find out what kind of fuel she burns in her jet-fighter-like body, she shares her knowledge as a certified clinical nutritionalist in a health-and-beauty blog at kimberlysnyder.net.  somethin tells me that my daily dose of those extra dark “le petit ecolier” cookies (is anybody else addicted to these things like i am?) are scarce found on the pages.  but some tasty, less artery clogging options like cyan pepper immunity tea, kimberly’s raw pecan love pie, and banana soft serve with raw fudge sauce are all over that sucker.  plus there’s tips on how to keep your skin, nails, hair and pretty much your whole body healthy.  check it out.

makeup by marshana

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krissy drier

this is my second time shooting with krissy.  check out the first shoot HERE.  she wanted a couple new shots for her book, and i wanted a shot for my fitness book, so we made it happen.

makeup by marshana

it was COLD

i think the running shot came out superbad. it was so cold i had to wrap krissy up in one of my big puffy jackets in between sets.

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sam sam bo bam

as promised, here’s the second half of the hot couple.

sam_5

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anna anna bo banna

you know how sometimes you’re like, “that girl is mega hot, but her boy’s a little duchey” almost like you’re disappointed – but in reality if her boy was as hot as her you’d be a little pissed that they’re both hot.  well anna’s boy is just as hot as her and it almost makes you throw up a little because you’re like, “come on, man – that junk ain’t fair.”  i got some shots of her boy on the choppin block.  they’ll be up soon…

anna_2

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comedian colin kane

if you walk into your office and make fun of someone or blurt out something totally rotten – chances are you’ll get fired.  when colin kane does it – he gets paid.  the dude’s funny, he’s handsome, he’s got his own show at caroline’s, one of nyc best comedy clubs, and he’s my friend.  check out colin’s dark and twisted brain at his website colinkane.com, on twitter or at his show at caroline’s comedy club “wrong side of the head” every tuesday @ 9:30pm.  you might wanna leave grandma and the kids at home.

 

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my hood #2

more shots of my hood

straight chillin on the stoop

straight chillin on the stoop

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