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Central Park, NYC

I stumbled upon these enormously talented gents in Central Park almost a year ago!  Their music was incredible, and they drew a hypnotized audience in from all sides.  One of my favorite things about NYC is that you can just happen to stumble across serious musicianship while taking a stroll through the park!  If you want to check them out, the link to their Facebook page is:

Sear Sound Studios, New York, NY

A few weeks ago, I had the immense pleasure of photographing a recording session for the Mat Jodrell Quartet.  Getting to watch such extraordinary artists do what they do best in such a close, intimate setting was amazing.  They gave me total freedom with the sorts of pictures I wanted to take, and were incredibly tolerant of me invading their space, as I crawled around drums and curled around doors trying to get the shots I wanted.  I have a few portraits that I’ll post over the next few weeks, but we’ll start with this one.  The drummer, as seen through the drums (yes, this was one of  the aforementioned crawling on the floor shots) listening intently to Mat.  The ease with which these musicians listened to each other, communicated, and collaborated was truly extraordinary, and I was lucky to witness it.  For more information about Mat and his music, please visit

Strawberry Fields, Central Park, NYC

Meet Gary, the self proclaimed “Mayor of Central Park”.  He spends his time at the “Imagine” Mosaic at Strawberry Fields, Central Park.  Every day, he brings a new arrangement of flowers and/or trinkets to adorn the tribute to John Lennon.  He greets tourists as if welcoming them to his home, and accepts “contributions to peace”, if said tourists are feeling generous.

“I’m just trying to do what the Brother wanted.  Bring Peace.”