Yesterday (June 7) was “soft-opening” day for my outdoor portrait studio. Designed especially for headshots for job hunters’ Linked-In profiles and other kinds of portrait work, I created it in order to provide studio-quality portraits while still maintaining safety standards… Read More »Outdoor Studio Portraits, Day 1
Recently I’ve found myself with some time on my hands. Perhaps you’re in the same boat. I decided to take the advice of a fellow photographer and take on a few quick, fun projects. This is the first one. I… Read More »Too Much Time On My Hands: Surfing On A Memory
By Mason Resnick Signs of the times—I took a walk down Highland Park’s main drag, Raritan Avenue, this morning and conducted a visual study of the various “closed due to Covid-19” signs. I hope one day soon we will look… Read More »We Will Be Close: Downtown Highland Park NJ On Covid-19 Lockdown
UPDATED SEPT. 21, 2020: When Covid-19 hit and everyone was isolated, I offered free “porch portraits” to families in Highland Park. I didn’t make any money doing it, but had the satisfaction of bringing a few moments of joy to… Read More »Highlights from the Porch Portrait Project
Remember Adam Sandler’s Saturday Night Live recurring character, Opera Man? Rumor has it he was inspired by a legendary New York City street singer, Larry Danzinger. I sorta knew Larry. Larry usually sang opera very expressively (not sure how good… Read More »New York Street Photos In The ’70s: The Original Opera Guy?
Turning thousands of negatives from the 1970s into digital images has helped me regain a love for film grain. Not that I think “clean” images are a bad thing, but as I meticulously inspect each image at 100%, I really… Read More »New York in the 1970s: A process of discovery, part II, Lost in the grain
I had planned to be recluse this month long before everyone needed to be in social isolation. Long-needed foot surgery was scheduled and I made plans to keep myself busy with a personal project while off my feet. That project… Read More »New York In The 1970s: A Process of Discovery, Part I
I’m going through my old negatives from the late ’70s, trying to archive and get a handle on them. After 40+ years, I’m discovering some pretty good images that I had ignored previously. Why Flushing, of all places? Well, I… Read More »Main Street Flushing, 1976-79, Part 1