Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Stephen Griffard!

This last weekend Iavora and I traveled to Columbia to help celebrate the birth of one of our great friends, Stephen Griffard. Stephen celebrated the way we would want him to; with alcohol and a toy gun in his jacket pocket.

Happy Birthday Stephen Griffard!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Danielle and Bella

Danielle Cioti's pug got away from the stable at Van Cortlandt Park and was missing for eleven days. By posting signs all over the surrounding neighborhoods, covering her car in flyers and enlisting the help of a non-profit organization called Rescue Ink they were reunited after eleven days. The Riverdale Press was there to cover the reunion.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Pretty Day in Riverdale

It was a nice day in Riverdale and I shot 700 photos in eight hours and I am tired.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Elena Potsou

These are the first pictures of my cousin's (well sorta cousin's) daughter and first child, Elena Ruth Potsou.

Elena Ruth Potsou

Mike Potsou shows the waiting family the first pictures of Elena.

Amy Potsou with Elena

Congratulations to them both and best wishes to them.

MS 37

I went to a middle school graduation with Josh, the photo editor of the Riverdale Press. Josh said "I will get the conventional shots and you can go shoot things that interest you." It was fun to run around and take pictures.

Valedictorian Kevin Wilson speaks to his graduating class.

School security officer Mercedes Sequeria watches the graduates as they prepare to enter the auditorium.

Friday, June 20, 2008


So I finally found something to do this summer. I am a photo intern at the Riverdale Press; a weekly paper in the Bronx. Riverdale is the neighborhood my high school was in, it is in the Bronx and has a lot of ethnic and economic diversity. Yesterday I walked around the neighborhood with my camera to check things out and explore places I never got to as a Horace Mann student.

Up on the hill in Riverdale there are well manicured lawns and lots of foreign cars.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Rubberband

My friend Greg Somerville is in a band called the Rubberband. I went to a show of theirs and brushed elbows with the high school crowd of NYC. It was fun and I am glad I got off of my sofa to make it to the show.

I was going to get an internship shooting at this music venue and this was a nice warm up, but the job fell through and the lady stopped responding to me. NYC amateur photographer employment is rough. Ugh.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

2 Dollar Kites

So these pictures are from a while back, when we tried to fly some real cheap kites, it didn't work very well. Sorry about the delay in post and enjoy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Early Summer New York City

So I am home in New York for the summer and my full time employment fell through and now I need to find some entertainment or jobs and if anyone knows anyone looking for a photo student to do work in NYC please hit me up.

I had some friends from high school over the other day and we made food and had a grand old time. It is nice to be home and see what people you end up reconnecting with. I think Josh and Justin wanted to hang out with Louise more than they wanted to hang out with me though.

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Lounsbury's go to Idaho

Sorry about the long delay in posts, its summer and I'm lazy. But anyway these are some photo's I made while visiting my family in Idaho. We spent alot of time in the mountains hunting for morel mushrooms. If you haven't had a Morel before your missing out, they are quite good.