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Merce Cunningham Memorial Event | Park Avenue Armory
Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

This past October, The Merce Cunningham Dance Company organized a memorial for Merce who had passed away this summer. In attendance were many notable figures in the New York scene including Jasper Johns and former Company members, many of whom also performed. It was a celebration of his amazing career and contribution to the world of modern dance and performance.

It was truly a pleasure and a gift to be in attendance and to capture the night for the Company.

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim

Merce Cunningham Memorial © Doug Kim


South Africa | Charging Bull Elephant

I was working a gig in South Africa and was fortunate enough to spend about ten days in an absolutely decadent game lodge in the Kruger Concession, shooting game drives at least twice a day.

One lesson I learned was that young bull elephants are full of testosterone and are ready to charge at the least provocation. We were driving a trail in our open Land Rover and our guide, distracted while talking on the radio, drove past this young bull, hidden behind some brush. He immediately flared out his ears and charged us. As the bull was charging to within a couple dozen feet of our vehicle, I took this shot while the woman behind me said, “Why the fuck is she stopping?!?”

Deidre, our guide, had quickly brought the vehicle to a full stop. The only way to stop an elephant from charging is to stand your ground. The elephant pulled up at the last second, turned and walked away, no longer interested in us, even the woman next to me still cursing.

African Bull Elephant, Kruger Concession, South Africa © Doug Kim

African Bull Elephant, Kruger Concession, South Africa © Doug Kim


Engagement At The Met | Adam & Maria

Because of the enormous attention I have received from the Times Square snowball fight photos, I was able to get back in touch with a couple that I met two years ago here in New York.

Sometime in December 2007, I had been shooting a corporate event at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Outside on the great stairs in the cold of winter, some guy was proposing to his girlfriend. I ran down the steps and took these shots and the strangers in front of the museum gathered around and applauded the couple.

Adam and Maria were married last year and used these images for the bridal shower and the wedding reception. Congratulations to you both.

How awesome is this city?

Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim

Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim


Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim

Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim


Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim

Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim


Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim

Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim


Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim

Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim


Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim

Adam & Maria, The Met © Doug Kim


Blizzard 2009 | Snowball fight Times Square

This was an impromptu snowball fight in Times Square around 1AM in the midst of the blizzard Saturday night. The real danger wasn’t the snow and subsequent moisture destroying my gear. No, the real danger was shooting the mayhem with a wide lens which meant that I was a prime target. I had to put the gear down several times for some payback.

Note: due to demand, prints can be purchased now at SmugMug. For higher end archival prints, please email me directly. Happy holidays everyone!

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim

Snowball fight in Times Square 12/19/09 © Doug Kim


Jack DeJohnette | Blue Note

From a performance at the Blue Note in the West Village in June 2009.

Ravi Coltrane at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Ravi Coltrane at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Brandee Younger at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Brandee Younger at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Kenny Burrell at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Kenny Burrell at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Marcus Strickland at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim

Jack DeJohnette at the Blue Note © Doug Kim


Hassan Hakmoun | Joe’s Pub

Hassan Hakmoun, the great Gnawa musician, played at Joe’s Pub in the Village a few weeks ago. Check him out at Sintir, his restaurant in the East Village where he performs every Saturday night.

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Brahim, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Brahim Fribgane, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim

Hassan Hakmoun, Joe's Pub © Doug Kim


Financial District | The Canyon of Heroes

This is what happens when you decide to attend a victory parade for the Yankees a mere 90 minutes beforehand; you get stuck in a side canyon with an amazing view of the back of a thousand of Yankee caps. Enormous thunder claps of cheering would break out near me not because anyone could see anything but because the crowd closer to the parade route was cheering.

Fans had camped out before dawn for the best seats in the early November chill, bars had run out of food and beer by noon, and when the parade ended, it took so long and so much effort to leave, taking almost an hour to move two blocks, that people near me literally started to panic.

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Winners

Canyon of Heroes, Yankees 2009 World Series Champions


October™ | Central Park

This past Sunday was that legendary, perfect autumn day, impossibly sublime, crisp air, music in your ears, face full of afternoon light. All of us tried to work our superpowers to slow time, to make the day last but Monday still came, steamrolling that afternoon into memory.

I am back east now after 12 years in Los Angeles. You cannot convey to a creature of Southern California the fleeting magic of a perfect October™ day. The day is a wisp of smoke, soon to be hidden by clouds and rain, eaten by the advancing calendar. You have missed it. You need to wait for the great wheel to keep turning until October™ appears on the horizon again.

Angelenos, it does not matter what day it is, the month, the time of year, if it’s an El Niño season or not. Tomorrow in Southern California is a constant; it will always be in the 70s, no humidity, blazing sun. Put your flip flops on and burrito yourself. No hurry, no rush; it’ll be the same until the end of time.

I will take the cycle of seasons, even with the squalor of February and the thick sweaty terror of August. Only 11½ months until October™.

Central Park, October™ 25, 2009, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikon © Doug Kim

Central Park, October™ 25, 2009, Nikon D300, 12-24mm Nikon © Doug Kim

October

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if the were all,
Whose elaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost–
For the grapes’ sake along the all.

-Robert Frost