For the past few years I’ve snapped some photos here and there as an attendee at FOWD. This year I stepped it up and covered the event as the official photographer for FOWD NYC 2011. With 2 simultanious tracks, and sometimes harsh stage lighting (we were running between the set of Avenue Q and other shows), it was sometimes a challenge trying to get coverage of everyone and still sneak in enough time to listen to what folks were saying. In the end I had a great time at the conference, think I saw and learned a bunch, and it was a treat to hear every speaker in the lineup (if only for a few moments). I hope the results convey how great of a show Carsonified puts on.
Check out the full set of FOWD NYC 2011 photos on Flickr.
Other Web Industry Event Photos
If you’re in the New York City web design community keep an eye out for me at events — I’ve usually got a camera over my shoulder, in an official capacity or otherwise. Here’s a few sets from other events:
The above photos were taken yesterday in South Mountain Reservation & made 80% more autumnal with Instagram filters.
You wouldn’t know it from this blog, but I’ve been busy
I hadn’t realized it’s been more than a month since I’ve posted anything here, but there’s a few good reasonsgood reason for that. Besides some interesting work projects, and not having reliable internet connectivity for a bit, I’ve also been embracing “conference season” and been out and about whether at conferences or just one off events or meet ups, possibly meeting you! In no particular order there was Brooklyn Beta, an evening at Etsy, Creative Mornings, a few others I didn’t take photos of, and then just soaking up NYC via NY Comic Con or its Parks & Rec.
The good news (for me, and for any blog readers I might have left) is that the stretch is almost over & hearing about such great ideas from a wide variety of people has put some ideas in my head, many of which will be appearing here in some form or another in the not too distant future.
I’ve been commuting to NYC on and off for quite a few years now. Which has put me in the position to see a lot of things, the most memorable of those trips was taken on the morning of September 11, 2001. I had been riding the train to Hoboken, NJ where I would normally then transfer to the PATH train and travel to the 9th street station, near my office. Instead, that morning as we approached Hoboken Terminal, we saw the plume of smoke already haunting the skyline. By the time we were stopped and off the train all public transportation had been shut down and I was left stranded with a ring side seat for what was to unfold that day.
Across The River is my attempt to give a proper, modern, facelift to the gallery of photographs that I took that day which I first published a few days after the attacks, 10 years ago. I’ve not altered the photographs, but have reprocessed them at a more larger resolution, and with the addition of photographs of the NYC skyline before the attacks as well as images of memorials in the days and years since I hope to have been able to add just a little context to the collection.
FDNY 2001-2011: Published with a President
With many groups and individuals using this 10th anniversary of the attacks to pay special tribute it isn’t a surprise that there are others putting together similar collections of images that tell the story of the World Trade Center. I’m honored to have been asked to contribute a photograph to the newly published “FDNY 2001-2011: A Decade of Remembrance and Resilience”. The book is an amazing collection of images of the events and heros of the days following the attacks, put together by the FDNY Foundation, and has a forward written by President George W. Bush. You can purchase the book here.
Took off for a walk before a late lunch today and snapped these industrial landscapes with Instagram where you can find me as user placenamehere.