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t’s the end of one year and the beginning of another. Last year was busy with great projects and even better clients. A big thanks to all who we had the pleasure to work with!
As most of you know, we do a self promotion calendar every year. Last year we went to a little known French colony called St. Pierre et Miquelon. St Pierre et Miquelon, a small group of islands off the coast of Newfoundland, is all France mixed with a bit of Canadian east coast. The houses are colourful and the people incredible. We had the pleasure to make some new friends there. Miss December is a woman named Marie Luce. She and her husband own a health food grocery store. The day we photographed her they were waiting for the boat to arrive with new supplies. She graciously met us before the store opened so we could set up and shoot. A big thanks to her and to all the people in St Pierre et Miquelon. We will definitely be back one day.
Now if you are on our mailing list you will have received, or will be receiving our 2015 self promotion calendar. This past summer we travelled to NYC and spent 10 days shooting. This year we tried something different and took a more journalistic approach. In a way, we went back to our photography roots. When we began our career over 20 years ago, we loved shooting natural, almost journalistic black and white photos, and it still applies to some of our work today. We love a more natural feel to our photography, especially our portrait and industrial work.
The calendar itself consists of 365 black and white photos of NYC - the goal was to shoot in all 5 boroughs (Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Queens). We shot just for the love of photography and to push ourselves out of our comfort zone by shooting documentary/street photography. We are happy with the results and through the process we found a renewed passion for the love of photography. We hope you enjoy our choices. If you want to see all 365 photos together, we have created a gallery on our website.
Hope you have a happy and healthy New Year!
Dale and Michele