Los Angeles | Walt Disney Concert Hall

Posted: September 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Architecture, dougKIM photography, Los Angeles, Nikon

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor © Doug Kim


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Brooklyn | Maria’s Sweet 16

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, New York City, Nikon

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim

Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor, SB 900 © Doug Kim


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Bridgehampton | The Goldbergs

Posted: November 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, New York City, Nikon

The Goldbergs, Bridgehampton, Long Island © Doug Kim; Nikon D700, Nikkor 35-70mm

The Goldbergs, Bridgehampton, Long Island © Doug Kim; Nikon D700, Nikkor 35-70mm


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Bridgehampton | Emmett

Posted: September 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, New York City

Emmett, Amagansett © Doug Kim, Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor

Emmett, Amagansett © Doug Kim, Nikon D300, 35-70mm Nikkor


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Midtown | Luthier Music Corporation

Posted: February 4th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Flamenco, New York City, Nikon

The cathedral of cypress, ebony, spruce, cedar and rosewood in Midtown.

Luthier Music Corporation, Midtown; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Luthier Music Corporation, Midtown; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim


Luthier Music Corporation, Midtown; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Luthier Music Corporation, Midtown; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim


Luthier Music Corporation, Midtown; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Luthier Music Corporation, Midtown; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim


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Central Park | Some October Trees

Posted: February 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, New York City, Nikon

October, Central Park; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

October, Central Park; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

October, Central Park; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

October, Central Park; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim


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Brooklyn | RetroFret

Posted: January 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Flamenco, New York City, Nikon

An amazing and dangerous place to visit is RetroFret in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. A used and vintage collection of stringed instruments, RetroFret is a museum, a retail space, a place to learn and an occasion to silently crunch numbers in your head in the corner as you figure out if you can really afford the five string handmade banjo that is cradled in your hands like a newborn.

Guitars, mandolins, banjos, electrics, flamenco, classical, violins, ukes, amps; they have it all. I learned so much in my hour long visit about the history of some instruments and was able to play a lap steel solid body Gibson, the first electric guitar.

Call and make an appointment today and leave your credit cards behind. They also offer repairs on guitars, violins and your church’s organ.

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

This was an early 70′s Ramirez, a flamenco blanca. I have played numerous Ramirez flamencos and as is true with this famous maker, you have to really search for the authentic gems amid all of their clunkers. All of the previous Ramirez’s in my hands were incredibly heavy and dead with a thick and boomy sound, so deep and ponderous.

The one pictured below was a dream. It had a rich, throaty and deep voice, sonorous and woody and dark. Playability was a dream and the guitar was incredibly light and responsive. We were putting the guitar down on the workbench to get the dental mirrors out to identify the particular luthier at Ramirez that had created this one.

I can still hear this blanca. And I did not buy it.

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Retrofret, Gowanus, Brooklyn; Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim


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St. Maarten | Twelve Metre Regatta

Posted: May 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Nikon

Sailing on mutli-million dollar America’s Cup boats in the Caribbean is a dream opportunity. Unless you’ve been hired to shoot the event and because of the gear, you cannot participate. I love sailing and have spent some time on boats and it was tough to be on these incredibly crafted boats, cradling my gear and watching others grind and tack.

These photos were from St. Maarten on board the Stars and Stripes, racing against the Canada II. The water glimmered, the sun was bright, the winds were brisk, our boats skimmed the surface of a jewel all afternoon long.

The one downside was that I was sprayed several times and the salt water damage to my D300 and D200 still exists, even after several visits to the Nikon Repair Service. Nothing kills gear like salt water.

Oh, and we lost to Canada II. Bastards.

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Grinders! 12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

Grinders! 12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim

12 metre regatta, St. Maarten, Nikon D300, 80-200mm Nikkor © Doug Kim


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Dominican Republic | Ta’to, Mi Pana

Posted: May 10th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Nikon

Aja Franks © Doug Kim

Aja Franks, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Erica Spalding, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Erica Spalding, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Altos de Chavon, La Romana © Doug Kim

Aaliyah & Patrick, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim

Aaliyah & Patrick, Dominican Republic © Doug Kim


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San Diego | Helene & Preston

Posted: May 8th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Los Angeles, Nikon

Helene is one of my good friends in San Diego, a great dancer, an even greater photographer. Last June, she got hitched to Preston and their wedding was truly a spectacle.

A traditional Jewish ceremony and a warehouse party / reception the following night with circus performers, contortionists, a fire dancing team, Regaton beats by the groom, a Brazilian band, a ceremony with an African priestess, acrobats swinging from the ceiling and more and more and more.

If you think you’ve been to a cool wedding, trust me; you haven’t, unless  you were at Helene and Preston’s (or at Aaliyah and Patrick’s).

Good stuff.

Nikon F5, 28-70mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Nikon F5, 28-70mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene

Helene, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene & Preston at the Pearl, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Helene & Preston at the Pearl, Nikon F5, 85mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Ilya & Dave, Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Ilya & Dave, Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Everyone was worried about her hair...well except the guys; Nikon D300, 12-24mm © Doug Kim

Everyone was worried about her hair...well except the guys; Nikon D300, 12-24mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

Nikon D300, 28-70mm © Doug Kim

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