James and Viv

I've mentioned before I have an obsession with photographing hands and eyes. I don't often photograph them because asking complete strangers "Can I borrow your hands?" may lead to be being arrested.  

I've mentioned before I have an obsession with photographing hands and eyes. I don't often photograph them because asking complete strangers "Can I borrow your hands?" may lead to be being arrested.  

Yesterday was a busyd day of photos, walking and coffee.  After spending time with two featured Everyday Lifters, Gina and Harrison from CF Redzone, I ventured out to Brooklyn. I met up with photographer James Wright. 

I can't show you the photos yet without mentioning the following: I kept James waiting 2 hours.  Raise your hand if you would left me?  Yeah, most of you.  I won't judge you.  ha!

My trip to Brooklyn took almost 3 hours and at that moment made me loathe tourists.  (sorry guys.. I love you, but really).  Also, he was sick.  :(  When I arrived, he greeted me with a smile, threw on his backpack and was ready to use his new toy.  (Fuji camera in the photo above).

I am so fucking excited for him to post the final product of this photo.  If you aren't already, please give him a follow on Instagram @corso17. Location: Oculus Structure at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub

I am so fucking excited for him to post the final product of this photo.  If you aren't already, please give him a follow on Instagram @corso17.

Location: Oculus Structure at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub

Vast ribbed structure is just amazing to see in person.  

Vast ribbed structure is just amazing to see in person.  

Santiago Calatrava Please read up on the Spanish architect.

Santiago Calatrava

Please read up on the Spanish architect.

Just a man on the Brooklyn Bridge.  But he seemed to be posing, so I took some pics. ;)

Just a man on the Brooklyn Bridge.  But he seemed to be posing, so I took some pics. ;)

We came across kids doing bike tricks right by Stuyvesant High School.

We came across kids doing bike tricks right by Stuyvesant High School.

James helped me out with photographing cars in the dark.  Here was my first attempt.  Pretty neat and now want to find more highways.  

James helped me out with photographing cars in the dark.  Here was my first attempt.  Pretty neat and now want to find more highways.  

Here the same photo as black and white.  

Here the same photo as black and white.  

Here James being extra sneaky.  Confession: It is physically impossible for me to naturally pose in front of the camera.  I find a way to make it horribly awkward for all involved.  However, James managed to sneak in some nice photos me that made me realize that I'm not a complete fright to look at.  So, thank you James.  

Here James being extra sneaky.  Confession: It is physically impossible for me to naturally pose in front of the camera.  I find a way to make it horribly awkward for all involved.  However, James managed to sneak in some nice photos me that made me realize that I'm not a complete fright to look at.  So, thank you James.  

Overall, it was a fantastic day.  Nighttime photography was a huge challenge and continues to be.  The noise from the high ISO made my photos, well...  far from favorites.  Just a reminder there are areas I need to improve on and hope these learning moments will carry over to the weightlifting photography that I love so much.  

Thanks again James!  Next time when you are feeling better I owe you a piggy back ride.