When I’ve got a little downtime between larger projects I like to pop down the city and shoot some apartments for my friends at Nooklyn. I like helping out my friends that helped me early on with getting established as a professional photographer, and it’s really nice to get out of the house and roam around in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Gives me a good excuse to get a lot of walking in and to stop for junk food or some of the flavors that I’ve started to miss since moving upstate.
They apartments are mostly vacant and so it’s a lot of time to myself good for listening to podcasts or just decluttering my mind while I stay fresh on practicing image composition. The places run the gamut from ultra luxury new developments to old crumbling paint and clear signs of age - but there’s beauty to be found everywhere. I enjoy challenging myself when I walk into a place that’s a bit rough around the edges to let the magic of that age shine through.
It’s important as a photographer to never get jaded with your subject. Just because you’ve seen 10 million rooms doesn’t mean you’ve seen everything - and you never, ever will. So keep looking - there’s something incredible there waiting for you to spot it.