When I visited New York City last month it was a pleasure to meet some new and old friends. Thanks to Twitter and Facebook I knew that Beth Jennings, a photographer friend from Australia, was at the same time in the city. Cool, what a great opportunity to finally meet her in real life after connecting by comments on my blog! Thanks Beth, to join the ride to Staten Island! It was fun!
And then it was also time to meet Martina, a former colleague when I worked as a picture editor at the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Zurich, Switzerland. Wow, that was a long time ago, I must say. We actually left the newspaper at the same day, so we shared our aperitif to say goodbye to our workmates.
Of course I had to visit Martina and her husband Barnaby in Brooklyn, where they live for several years now. As I am not only a wedding, but also a baby photographer, I absolutely had to meet Camilla, their 4 month old baby.
When I travel I really like to travel light as I walk around the whole day to explore a city. So my favorite travel cam is the iPhone (3G at that time) and my “beast” (the Canon 5D Mark II) normally has to stay in the hotel room.
This was the first iPhone shot of Camilla:
And here the view from Brooklyn to Manhattan:
As I thought it would be a great thing to give the proud parents some “real” photographs of Camilla, I returned the next day with my roller case, “fully loaded”. It was worth it! And Martina, thanks for the Brooklyn tour, I really enjoyed it! I hope to be back in NYC soon!