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Heading to the Islands…

Jul 27

In In The Field, Lighting, Seminars & Workshops at 3:36pm

Another week or so, going to St. Lucia. First project, very happily, is shooting a book for my friends at the Jade Mountain/Anse Chastenet Hotels. I’ve been going down there for fifteen or more years, and it remains an oasis of calm and beauty for me. For now, a book project in a beautiful place, and an amazing workshop with a couple of slots left. Hit this link, and it brings you to this page for all the info…

Given the coming 911 Tenth Anniversary observances, and the maelstrom that has been my studio of late, a little calm is welcome. More on that next week. Let me just say, trying to mount an exhibit in a major space in NYC as a lone, freelance shooter is not for the faint of heart. Thankfully, I’ve got Nikon helping in a major way with $ and logistics, and wonderfully, we’ve had the original K-Man himself, advocate on our behalf out at his place of employ, J&J. Thankfully, they are pitching in as well. The Faces of Ground Zero show goes up on Aug. 24th at the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. It will be comprised of the original Giant Polaroids, and updated photos and video interviews, ten years later.

We got started by being asked to update the LIFE’s One Nation book of ten years ago. That book contained a section of portraits from FGZ. So, we went back to a number of the folks who made the trek to the Giant Polaroid on 2nd St. in the Bowery during that intense, emotional month immediately after the attacks. An example is Jason Cascone, who at the time of 911 was a probationary firefighter and is now one of the youngest lieutenants in the history of FDNY. This original is not small flash, by the way.

However, this is. Just one small flash, through a 30″ Ezybox soft box, camera right. 70-200mm lens, D3X, Bronx, NY.

Bring you more up to speed on that next week.

More tk….

John A. says:

on July 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Have a good time, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE!!!

Morgana says:

on July 27, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Beautiful portraits – congratulations on the book.

[And next time you need an island escape come down under – Australia is definitely an island worth a visit! ;)]

Gale says:

on July 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Wow Joe
Bless you..
Enjoy the Island.
Best Regards

Joe Howe says:

on July 27, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Can you loan me about $8000.00 so I can attend your workshop in St. Lucia?
Thanks man, appreciate it!

Will says:

on July 28, 2011 at 3:22 am

Hey, fantastic photos, i just found your site and I’m in awe. Love the Shot of the couple sitting on the Waters edge. I’ll have to look through all the rest of your stuff.

Brian M says:

on July 28, 2011 at 6:50 am

Enjoy the trip. A wonderful place to be to celebrate a Happy Birthday! I wish I could be with you. Be careful of the candles on the cake. It no longer qualifies as small flash.

How’s that new book coming?

Luis Vazquez says:

on July 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

Is wonderfull to wake up in the morning and get a lot of motivation with your Emails…
Thank you very very much.
(I meet you the last year in Zoo Houston Tx,)

Beau Squigly says:

on July 28, 2011 at 10:04 am

Betcha don’t hear anyone in St Lucia, or any other Caribbean island, referring to “the islands”. Just sayin.

Eric Politzer says:

on July 28, 2011 at 10:27 am

IMHO, the original Faces of Ground Zero (as I experienced it in book form) was not only one of the most compelling testaments to the tragedy of 9/11, but also truly one of the most profound and important photographic documentations ever made of humanity’s grace, dignity and courage. I am so pleased to see that it will be mounted again, and I hope that everyone in the greater NY area will go to see it.

Bob says:

on July 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

love what you are doing Joe!

Jay Mann says:

on July 28, 2011 at 9:18 pm

The tropics, beautiful scenery, nice people……hey , wait a minute, that sounds like here :)

Happy Birthday, enjoy your trip.


Joe McNally says:

on July 29, 2011 at 5:28 am

okay, point taken…. guess it comes from years and years of calling going to new york city going to “the city.”

Chance says:

on July 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Can’t do it this year, but I’ll start saving to go to one of these seminars in the future! Looks like an amazing time.

Glyn Dewis says:

on July 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm

St Lucia…now there’s somewhere firmly printed on my ‘must visit’ places in the world; workshop looks a blast!!!

All the very best to you Joe,

Joe McNally says:

on August 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

Gotta go someday, Glyn…great to hear from you, as always…hang in…Joe

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