Shots and musings from San Diego based photographer, David Phillipich

(Brandy) Manhattan, Please…

I’d like to thank Jeff Hutchens for allowing me to tag along with him up to NYC last week on a multi-day shoot.  The two blown tires may have slowed us down (boom), but we got there late Monday night and were shooting throughout the week.  In addition to being a highly accomplished documentary photographer, Jeff specializes in stylized reportage portraits and most recently, documentary HD video.  I learned a great deal by watching him work and from our car-ride and over-coffee conversations.  I’d bounce his light any day.

My trip wouldn’t have been possible without my good friends, Kristin Larson and Stacy Federer, who found time and space for me in their busy work-week schedules.  Lots of wine, good food and trips down memory lane…I couldn’t be more thankful to you both.

In the space between, I got to know New York City.  The last splash of brandy and vermouth went down easy and I stepped back out into the cold and lit a cigarette, watching the smoke disappear into the night air.  I walked her streets, rode her trains, ate her food and have had trouble sleeping ever since.  I can’t seem to get her out of my mind…I’m crushing on NYC.

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6 responses

  1. Dunno if it was Jeff rubbing off or just that magical place burrowing into your creative eye (probably a little of both), but these are FANfuckingTASTIC!

    February 28, 2011 at 9:06 am

  2. I LOVE love the bird shot and the kissing shot. Awesome work, Dave! I’m super impressed.

    February 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

  3. Nice work man! Love your high contrast! I’d like to shoot there too but whenever i go there, i get stuck in one place only…

    February 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

  4. Ben Mulhern

    I love the one under the bridge with the man and the birds. It’s gorgeous. Dynamite stuff as usual, Philly…

    February 28, 2011 at 12:09 pm

  5. looks like you got it bad my friend, which in this case is a good thing.

    February 28, 2011 at 12:39 pm

  6. Jessica

    Awesome pics Dave!! I think the NYC is calling your name… 😉

    February 28, 2011 at 6:25 pm

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