Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I'm fortunate enough to live across the street from one of America's premier boxing establishments, Gleason's Gym. From Jake LaMotta to Muhammad Ali, Gleason's has seen it all... and exactly what comes to mind when you hear the word: "boxing gym". The other day, while wandering around Gleason's looking for a youth boxer for a photograph I wanted to make, I stumbled on to "Fire". It's safe to say that my entire plan changed... instantly. I wasimmediately stuck by her combination of beauty, speed, femininity, and a sprinkling of grit. Many Thanks to the sweet "Fire" Mcleod-Wells, owner Bruce Silverglade, Willy the trainer, as well as my crew, Michel Leroy, Matt Simmons, and "Moo" Herriger for helping out.
Posted by Brian Bloom at 9:45 AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I'm excited to share the first image of my new series: Padding the Ghetto. The images combine the exploding sport of Stand-Up Paddleboarding with more urban and industrial settings rather than the "expected" bucolic backdrop. There'll be at least four more images in this series so stay tuned! Also, a big thanks to my good friend and action-sport legend Darian Boyle for braving the cold, mucky swamps of the New Jersey Meadowlands.
Posted by Brian Bloom at 2:21 PM
I was rummaging around through my archive the other day and came across these images from 2009's Hurricane Bill. Some massive surf out on the tip of Long Island, NY. Montauk to be exact. After a long, cold winter and what's turning out to be a wet and dreary spring, I thought a little sunshine was in order.
Posted by Brian Bloom at 1:57 PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
I was struck by the difference in appearance of these three boys, all about the same age, one from the Newburyport, MA (Suburbs?), one from the Brooklyn, NY (Inner City) and one from Moretown, VT (Country). Made me wonder how much "place" has to do with "looks"?
Posted by Brian Bloom at 8:10 PM
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Photographed these fellas on a trip to the island of Anguilla awhile back. I was struck by the contrast of their clothing and "inner city" style of dress against tropical Anguillian color palate. We humans seem to always aspire to "where we're not".
Posted by Brian Bloom at 8:22 AM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I recently had the opportunity to photograph Seth Godin. The entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and blogger extraordinaire had a great time and we came away with some terrific stuff. And guess what? He blogged about his experience with me. The following barrage of e-mails nearly crashed my server!
Posted by Brian Bloom at 2:12 PM