I was walking with camera in hand. Enjoying the weather, the people, and the many stylish outfits that seem to be having their own conversation in the Garment district. A striking woman appeared in a flowing orange dress. One often sees garments that drag the floor at the Oscars, say, or a wedding. This was […]
Imagine an all-American kid in his little league uniform. What color is his skin?
Well, maybe not the attitude. But in testing out the new Leicas, there’s been some learning. The lenses have much less distortion, and so are less forgiving to a shooter who rarely holds the camera perfectly level. Enhanced clarity in communication happens, in part, through this sort of technical clarity. One hopes. And if not, […]
Having fun with on the subway this morning. A couple more in this series on Instagram. This picture has a kissing cousin from a couple years back.
The photos in the other post were all shot on a phone, these were shot on a camera. Though the distinction between the two capture methods continues to shrink, there is a difference in the kinds of images you end up shooting. When shooting with a camera that weighs several pounds, the intent of each […]
Three shots from a recent trip to paradise. The first scene struck me as hopper-esque, even before I shot it. Beautiful sunsets and rainbows were par for the course as well.
Here is an essay I wrote on the intersection of race and commerce in the recent film Furious 7: Tears in Dom’s World.
Having admired Kehinde Wiley’s work from the web for so many years it was a revelation to see the canvases in person. They were larger than I expected them to be. Majestic. Looking at a canvas closely you can see technique. And there’s a moment I love as you back away from a painting that […]
My friend Zoran came out on one of the coldest nights of the year to capture these images of us working. I’ll thaw out in a couple weeks.
"Black skin is not a weapon." #brooklyn #EricGarner #MikeBrown #BlackLivesMatter A photo posted by raafi rivero (@raafirivero) on Dec 13, 2014 at 6:59pm PST Hands up! Don't shoot! #nyc #mikebrown A video posted by raafi rivero (@raafirivero) on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:07pm PST The twin grand jury decisions not to indict police officers for […]