*Please watch this at the highest resolution you can with the sound up. You’ll be glad you did!*
New York City has been my home for seven years and as a filmmaker and photographer I can’t help but be in awe of the vibrancy and beauty of this place . I wanted to create a work that captures and conveys my love for it. This video is something that I have been working to create for two and a half years. As a freelancer, I shot this film in the little windows of time between work, looking for my next job, and getting engaged and married. I’ve shown some of these shots to friends along the way, but this single, unified piece has always been the focus of my filming and I’m very happy to present it now.
I want to thank two people who made this possible; first, my wife Pooja for putting up with my need to shoot sunrises and late-night shots when she’d really rather I didn’t and being my best critic, biggest fan, and muse. And secondly, my awesome friend and collaborator Brandon Bailey who was there from the very first shoot with advice, support and enthusiasm. Thanks for everything!
Filmed between May 2009 and September 2011.
The Whole Story:
Music: “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap
Nikon D700, D7000, D90, D50
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
Nikon 20mm f2.8D
Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX
Nikon 50mm f1.4G
Nikon 85mm f1.8D
Nikon 70-200mm VR I f2.8
Nikon 105mm f2.8G