Saturday, December 30, 2006


He was one of those former world leaders that we refer to by his first name only. Today, Saddam Hussein was executed by the current Iraqi government.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

God Father of Soul

Thousands of people line up outside the Apollo Theater in Harlem to view James Brown's casket. Throngs of well-wishers jammed the famed theater, straining for a glimpse of the funeral procession of the ionic figure. Brown, 73, died of congestive heart failure on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Monday, December 25, 2006

Under the City

Atlantic Avenue Subway Station in Downtown Brooklyn, NY.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Police Brutality Demonstration

Several hundred protestors gather near Wall Street in New York City to protest the shooting of an unarmed black man by police officers in Queens on his wedding day. The march in Manhattan's financial district was the latest in a series of protests over the death of Sean Bell, who was killed last month.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Messages on the Beam

The Construction of World Trade Center officially begins. Family members of the victims of the September 11 attacks along with rescue workers write messages on a steel beam which will be used as the first official beam for construction of the Freedom Tower.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Friday night I shot Corinne Bailey Rae for a good cause, the Housing Works. She was lovely!

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Good Rev.

Not the best flattering image of Rev. Al Sharpton, but a funny looking one. I do like the good reverend, it is just something I shot today.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

David Duke

This is simply embarrassing. An oblivious image that will be seen around the world as just THAT. David Duke, a white racists American and head of the KKK, schmoozing the Iranian President, Ahmadinejad. See the rest of the images here.

Coney Island

After generations Astroland will be in operations for only one more year.

Wonder Wheel July 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006


Inside the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Street Photography

I am getting back to do more street photography.

Corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

50 Shots

Members of the New Black Panthers Party along with hundreds of others demonstrated today in Lower Manhattan against police brutality and the killing of Sean Bell who was shot up 50 bullets and killed on November 25th.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Pulitzer Prize Photographer

This is the amazing story of a photo taken in Iran which won a Pulitzer Prize and why the Iranian photographer who shot the images remained anonyms till now. Click here to view the story on The Wall Street Journal.

Photographer, Jahangir Razmi

Monday, November 27, 2006

Yet Again

It seems like every six months or so the Islamic Republic suffers a major air travel tragedy, today a military plane carrying elite members of the Revolutionary Guards crashed killing 36 people. Russian designed Antonov 74 crashed immediately right after takeoff at Mehrabad Airport. This is the 3rd military jet crash in Iran in less than 2 years.

Antonov 74

photos of the crash: Houman Khanipour

Sunday, November 26, 2006


After all these years of mobile phone camera technology, I finally have a phone that takes pictures among other things. First photo was recorded as IMAGE_001.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Black Friday

For the 2nd year in a row, I covered Rev. Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping on the day after Thanksgiving, which is known as Black Friday by retailers. He is not a religious person. He uses his act (Rev Billy) to bring people's attention to labor, environmental and other issues.
On this day he walked through SoHo and exercised the demons out of the cash register inside the Victoria's Secret shop! Victoria's Secret company prints millions and millions of catalogs using non-recycled paper from trees cut in virgin forests in Canada.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Commander in Chief

Not bad for a cowboy!

Photo: Barbara Walton/EPA
President George W. Bush walks into position for the customary group photo of the 21 world leaders dressed in traditional Ao Dai Vietnamese costume in Hanoi, Vietnam at the close of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Nathan's is a Coney Island icon, even in the rain in autumn.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Commander in Chief

That looks like JLo? On the left behind what's his name's portrait?

photo: Barbara Walton/epa

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Adam, Eve and Me

I file this under "I really do not get art installation". I actully had to cover this for a client. The artist, Marco Perego, had one of his creations (a giant iPod) placed in front of the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue with extras, and people in monkey masks, the works...(called Adam, Eve and Me) till the cops showed up and made him remove everything.