PHOTO GALLERY: “The Package Tour” (10 Photos)
The 1990’s returned to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in the form of “The Package Tour”: New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. All three groups looked and sounded great. Much of the adoring audience appeared to be 30-something women, giddily enjoying a “girls night out”. I wondered how many are moms with daughters screaming for today’s teen idols… Justin Bieber and One Direction.
PHOTO GALLERY: Adrien Broner vs. Paulie Malignaggi (10 photos)
Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
Another terrific night of boxing at Barclays Center, as Adrien Broner fought arch-rival Paulie Malignaggi. What made the fight captivating were the two wildly contrasting styles of the boxers. Malignaggi, a fireball of energy, constantly threw punches, seemingly non-stop, for all 12 rounds. Meanwhile Broner was calm, cool and exceedingly methodical, throwing punches only when necessary. Slow and steady proved the victor, as Broner won a split decision…and the WBA welterweight belt in the process.
Photo Gallery: Instagram Photo Walk at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (5 photos)
I had the pleasure of hosting an “InstaMeet” at one of my very favorite places on Earth: Brooklyn Botanic Garden. GREAT turnout, beautiful weather and lots of Springtime goodness! To see the photos from the walk, search hashtags #ignyc_bbg and #brooklynbotanic on Instagram!
PHOTO GALLERY: Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus! (10 photos)
There’s nothing like the color, magic and vibrancy of the circus…and how it makes you feel like a kid again…
PHOTO GALLERY: “BasketBowl” with the Brooklyn Nets (10 photos)
What happens when you combine the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, bowling and die-hard fans? “BasketBowl”, a fun charity event held at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg. The playoff-bound team mixed, mingled and bowled with fans, with all proceeds going to Nets Assist, which gives back to communities in need. It was a delight to see the players drop their game faces and have fun interacting with awestruck fans…all for a good cause. Everybody wins!
Focused Faces: Brooklyn Nets 2013 (10 Photos)
As a sports fan, it has been a thrill to photograph the NBA from courtside this season, primarily the Brooklyn Nets (which happen to be my favorite team). Here are some of my favorite portraits of them…from lighthearted to deadly serious…but all completely focused.
PHOTO GALLERY: Marc Anthony live at Barclays Center, Brooklyn NYC (10 photos)
Grammy-winning salsa king Marc Anthony dominated the stage in an electrifying concert to benefit his Maestro Cares foundation, which seeks to develop housing and educational facilities for underprivileged children in Latin America.
Combining James Bond-suave with smooth vocals and sexy salsa moves, Marc started the show with his hit “I Need to Know” and never looked back…much to delight of his screaming fans. It’s easy to see why Marc Anthony is adored worldwide…he DELIVERS onstage with incomparable stage presence, raw emotions and an obvious love for his fans. And he can add this photographer as his newest fan!
PHOTO GALLERY: Mumford & Sons in concert. Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY (10 photos)
England’s wildly popular folk rock band Mumford & Sons played the first of two sold-out shows at Barclays Center, much to the delight of their New York fans. Their energy was infectious!
PHOTO GALLERY: Coldplay in concert at Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY (10 photos)
Coldplay is a band that knows how to please…and amaze…their fans. The first three songs alone were a visual feast of colorful lasers, huge bouncing balls and confetti…LOTS of confetti. And charismatic lead singer Chris Martin was the perfect complement to all this, full of energy and exaltation. Good times!
PHOTO GALLERY: Andrea Bocelli in Concert (8 photos)
Barclays Center, Brooklyn New York
Mr. Bocelli made his Brooklyn debut…treating his adoring audience to a soaring voice that’s been touched by God.
PHOTO SET: Olympic Gymnasts perform! (8 photos)
It was a pleasure photographing the U.S. Olympic Gymnastic Team in action (including the gold-medal winning “Fierce Five”) as part of the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. What I loved most was seeing the huge crowd of young girls clearly in awe and inspired by these incredible athletes. I wish they had tours like these when I was a little girl!
Barclays Center, Brooklyn NYC
PHOTO SET: JUSTIN BIEBER IN CONCERT (10 photos)
Barclays Center, Brooklyn NYC
It was quite an experience shooting Justin Bieber. It was fun seeing so much sheer, insane, straight-up happiness…nothing else mattered to all these young girls who clearly worship The Biebs. And it’s easy to see why: the kid puts on a good show. I honestly think the ringing in my ears afterwards were more from the girls screaming than the loudness of the music!