The Photoblog

Le Contact Visuel

Le Contact Visuel

It seems my fascination with people of the metropolis and the stealthy study of them has led me to study “their studies of me” as a secondary quest. In the past, moments when the subject notices me taking their photo as or before I release the shutter were rare. Over the years the various reactions of […]


Spared by Sandy

Spared by Sandy

Yet to venture out the virtually untouched bubble I call home – the Upper West Side, local residents saw minimal damage from Sandy – where flickering lights during the peak of storm were pretty much the worst effects felt. A tree down here and there, but nothing compared to the devastation seen in other parts […]


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY 2012

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY 2012

Yoga in Times Square

Yoga in Times Square

Home Sweet Home – my first post since relocating back to New York City – the ONLY place you can happen to stumble upon 14,000+ attending the world’s largest Bikram Yoga class – centered in the busiest part of the city. Believe or not, most New Yorkers in their busy lives were completely oblivious, with […]


Sniping in Manila

Sniping in Manila

Sniping in Manila ain’t easy – at least with regards to most of Makati and some of the surrounding cities that make up Metro Manila. Despite frequenting this dense metropolis with over 10 visits in the last 4 years, I’ve found it difficult to produce a collection of works accounting for all demographics – where […]


The Highlight of Japan

The Highlight of Japan

A day spent in Kyoto was devoted to visiting several historic temples in observation of the intricate architecture that influenced many prominent figures, including Jørn Utzon with regard to certain elements of his Sydney Opera House. Ending the day at nightfall with a casual stroll through the district of Gion, I captured two iconic images […]


A Glimpse of Osaka

A Glimpse of Osaka

Two days and three nights positioned in the Namba Ward of Osaka presents a first taste of Japan for the Sniper. Prior to arriving I did some legal research and was surprised to learn the public domain in Japan is subject to strict privacy laws – giving anyone the right to (a) refuse to have […]


Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon

Perfectly fitting that the year of the Dragon would also mark the end of the world (as we know it) – with the Mayan Calendar predicting an evolved and enhanced state of spiritual awareness – at least for those who haven’t found themselves “third-eye-blind”. Whether the end of 2012 will also bring change to the […]


Back Shots

Back Shots

Arguably the best position to approach from in certain situations – but the rear view of a subject less often becomes the target of my lens. Nonetheless, looking back at some of those rare occasions I have shot someone in the back, the images tend to identify with static postures; mood; motion; contrasty lighting; or […]


Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street

Eleven photographs captured during the eleventh hour of the day, on 11-11-11, at Occupy Wall Street, NYC. It was pure coincidence the only opportunity I had to attend the protest turned out to be at this precise time, while I could only spare about an hour before heading to the airport to catch my flight. […]


Raising the Calibre

Raising the Calibre

In recent days I’ve been taking it to the Sydney streets armed with an almighty 300mm – my workhorse lens that prompted repeated comparisons of my techniques, to those of a sniper’s. Probably most memorable – while sniping from the sidewalk window at a bar in NY, a stranger next to me leaned over and […]


Sydney Spring

Sydney Spring

A geographically opposite metropolis trails the previous post and practically parallels — with spells of splendid weather. Definitely “winning” I hate (but have) to say — to see the two best seasons in one month is truly a blessing. Below reveals some of the mystery contents of a Sniper’s lunch box – the one-hour slot […]


New York Autumn

New York Autumn

A beautiful sight it is once the leaves begin to change color throughout the City of New York – but who gives a sh!t?  After all – what’s more beautiful than people? [Absolutely nothing of course] A one-day gallivant took me through the Meat Packing District; Upper East Side; Soho; the East Village; and Little […]


Labor Day Parade

Labor Day Parade

Sniper’s Log | Monday 2011-09-05 — I made it back to New York just in time to catch the annual West Indian Day parade, in my old hometown, Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Usually attracting over 2 million spectators/participants, its the biggest parade held in NYC and ties directly into my original roots — as a condensed […]


9-11 10th Anniversary

9-11 10th Anniversary

Hundreds rally within a one-block radius of Ground Zero on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 — seeking support for a new investigation into the events that (really) caused the Twin Towers and WTC Tower 7 to collapse.   Two blocks down the road — a second demonstration takes place simultaneously — calling for and end […]


Precision Shooting

Precision Shooting

Sniping on a densely populated street reaps several rewards to the people-hunter  such as myself — in what I’d consider a mankind version of “wabbit season.” One of those rewards is just the mere satisfaction of hitting my target through a very small window of opportunity. Precision Shooting – maximizing the effective use of AF focal points […]


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival

A selection of Snipe Shots taken outside the event and during the Myer Miss Shop Launch parade.  


35mm Film Photography

35mm Film Photography

I never stepped foot in a darkroom until earlier this year — but spent 10 of the past 15 years shooting film exclusively. You’ve probably heard stories of photographers leaving behind hundreds, or thousands of unprocessed rolls, even in this digital age. With that in mind I enrolled to the ACP’s “Film Process and Proof” […]


A Day in Newtown

A Day in Newtown

Sniper’s Log | Sunday 2011-07-31 — A few hours Sniping in Sydney’s most colourful suburb of Newtown attempts to capture a demographic I’d label ‘boombastic,’ ‘shagadelic,’ or maybe just ‘groovy.’  Newtown is well-known for live music venues, performance theatres, exotic restaurants, graffiti street art — and also neighbours the University of Sydney, cooking up an […]


Sydney Rains

Sydney Rains

Sniper’s Log | Friday 2011-07-22 — Nature repeated itself my first day back in Sydney, lashing a heavy downpour during the height of brunch hour. Nothing new — its been raining 10 days now, since before I left for NY. This brings to mind … among frequent questions/comments I receive, one of them relates to […]


Day 4 in NY

Day 4 in NY

My last day in NY felt instrumental to Dinah Washington’s “What a Difference a Day Made.” Making my way from a late lunch in the East Village to an early dinner near Grand Central and ending the night in Times Square, I managed to capture over 100 great photographs — with my personal favourites shared […]


Day 3 in NY

Day 3 in NY

Day 2 in NY

Day 2 in NY

Knocked out by a textbook case of jet lag for the most part of it, there actually was no “Day 2″ in NY — instead an all-nighter on the town beginning at midnight.                     I’d rarely venture into the mega club scenes and find the best […]


Day 1 in NY

Day 1 in NY

Union Square, where even street performers  themselves sit to enjoy an endless show of street performance at its best.                     Sipping bubbly at the Coffee Shop, where without fail you’ll Always be served by a Hostess with the Mostest.               […]