Posts tagged as "Albany"

“Heavy” at St. Joseph’s Church

Posted on July 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm

“Heavy” at St. Joseph’s Church

Who knew St. Joseph's Church would turn out to be one of the largest art gallery in Albany? I paid a visit to “Heavy”, the latest show organized by The Marketplace Gallery and the Historic Albany Foundation at 38 Ten Broeck St., and brought back a slew of photos. “Heavy” is a multicultural arts and music event to benefit the restoration of St. Joseph’s Church. The three five-day show features about 40 artists, musicians, poets, and dancers showing and performing ... Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July 2010

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 10:45 am

Happy 4th of July 2010

I'm leaving town for a few days, on a surprise road trip. I've no clue where we are going, but I'm pretty sure there won't be any fireworks in the sticks. There might not even be any Interwebs, oh noooo. I'll bring my camera with me of course, just in case Sasquatch gets frisky. This is the first time in a while I'm not in Albany to take photos of the pretty lights in the sky. This blog wasn't around ... Continue Reading

Victorian Picnic

Posted on June 28, 2010 at 11:49 pm

Victorian Picnic

Sometimes the strangest opportunities manifest themselves when you least expect them. I was taking pictures of the World Naked Bike Ride 2010 last week, patiently waiting for a few brave souls to finish their ride through Washington Park, when I spotted a small group of people across the lawn. I wasn't quite sure at first... were they all in Victorian attires, or did my Flux Capacitor accidentally reach 88 miles per hour? I started taking a few photos from a ... Continue Reading

Seward Johnson Sculpture Walking Tour

Posted on June 23, 2010 at 1:10 am

Seward Johnson Sculpture Walking Tour

The Downtown Albany BID is bringing 16 life-sized human statues and one monumental sculpture to the streets of downtown Albany from June through October 2010. This body of work by J. Seward Johnson, an American artist known for his hyper-realistic imagery, is part of a collection of 250 cast bronze figures depicting people of all ages engaged in day-to-day activities. I invite you to take a nice, long walk downtown Albany and take a closer look at these sculptures. Bring ... Continue Reading

World Naked Bike Ride 2010

Posted on June 19, 2010 at 10:20 pm

World Naked Bike Ride 2010

It's World Naked Bike Ride day! Every year, in cities around the world, people ride bikes "as bare as they dare" to celebrate cycling and the human body. The ride demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against oil dependency. WNBR advocates and celebrates sustainable energy, environmentally-responsible living, human-powered transport and body-positive values. Check the F.A.Q., it answers questions you've always wondered about: "Isn't riding naked uncomfortable?", "What does it feel like to ride nude?", ... Continue Reading

Picnic at the Empire State Plaza

Posted on June 16, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Picnic at the Empire State Plaza

Greetings from the Empire State Plaza! I'm the guy on the right with the smug French face :) It's Lunch Week at All Over Albany and I figured I would send them a little something, they have always been good to me. It's pretty much what it sounds like: a whole week with posts about... lunch, featuring contributions from local food bloggers. This Friday, June 18, AOA will do a post about what everyone had for lunch this week. Specifically, ... Continue Reading

Capital Pride 2010

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Capital Pride 2010

The annual Capital Pride Festival took place today in Albany's Washington Park, starting with the traditional parade in Center Square. The Capital Pride itself kicked off Tuesday June 1st with a flag raising at City Hall; there were 40 events throughout the 13 days of Pride, culminating with the Parade and Festival. Unfortunately it rained a lot this weekend, Capital-District-"where is my goddamn' summer?"-style, bringing fewer participants and floats. A good turnout nonetheless. This year marked the 40th Anniversary of ... Continue Reading

Freihofer’s Run for Women 2010

Posted on June 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Freihofer’s Run for Women 2010

A few photos from the Freihofer's Run 2010, which took place a few days ago, Saturday, June 5th. I definitely enjoy taking pictures of this event every year. There is really something genuine and powerful in the faces of the runners when they cross the finish line, something raw. I feel a lot of amateur photographers strive to capture great, natural human expressions: this is by no means easy. If it is something you are into, I recommend bringing your ... Continue Reading

Community Balloon

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 1:52 am

Community Balloon

Local singer/producer and all-around talented guy Matthew Carefully has a new album out, “Community Ballon”. I invite you to check his work, it will bring a smile to your face and raise your karma. Contributing to this adventure with my photographer buddy Bennett “Valerie” Campbell was a great pleasure, and honest fun. I do not believe in creating contents in a vacuum; while I have the chance to share my photos on this blog, there are only a few opportunities ... Continue Reading

Happy Memorial Day

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day. Another great morning in the Capital District. People gathered en masse near the Education Building to cheer the Memorial Parade 2010. While I have strong opinions on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, now is not the time: there is an obvious respect to be paid to those who helped liberate my country back then. We do have a similar day in France, but it doesn't feel quite like the same commitment (cue “surrender” jokes). A few ... Continue Reading