I just finished my second project with AdAsia and Subaru. The creative teams were fantastic to collaborate with as usual. We had some unexpected weather related hurdles to overcome when snowstorm "Electra" hit New York. But we rose to the challenge and with the help of a great team we created a wonderful final image in which you can't even tell that it's winter. Big thanks to Nancy at Frog Hollow Farm for furnishing the location and the excellently trained horses (one of whom was an Olympic hopeful).
Our holiday travels were put a little behind schedule due to weather in the NE. We were in NYC shooting a new ad for Subaru and Ad Asia. We needed a snow free environment, but meteorology was not on our side and it snowed like crazy. While the snow on the ground didn't work for the Subaru shoot, it made for some very pretty scouting shots in the Hudson Valley.
Sometimes a building or a scene will grab my attention and I have to pull my car over and get out my camera. I was shooting in Upstate New York recently and ended up driving through the campus of Colgate College. There were two identical arched metal buildings that caught my eye. They are part of the athletics department. The the bright greens of the grass and fall colors of the leaves looked great against the cool grey of the corrugated metal.
There are parts of New York City which are usually overrun with people (actually that would be most parts of the city at most times of the day). It's rare to see any part of the city when it's a complete ghost town with not a soul in sight. I woke up early one stormy morning and went to the High Line in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. Due to both the early hour and the ominous weather, the place was deserted. Although I even love the High Line when it is packed with locals and tourists and the occasional celebrity (I'm looking at you Ethan Hawk); seeing it empty and silent and almost solemn is a unique way to experience it. And I recommend it.