This is a random entry with a few days in it!
28.05.2008 - 01.06.2008
It's a new MONTH! Welcome June!
So I haven't written in about a week, so I'm going to cover what I've done within the last few days. I hope everyone is okay with that.
Here we go...
So I went to my internship on Tuesday and Wednesday. Than I went on a photo shoot with Chris on Thursday.
I had to pick up the camera again in the morning, and I found another fun thing on the side of the road. I find such interesting things on the street.
I guess they are just cleaning up after Christmas, 6 months later!!
Chris was shooting a band named Hold Steady, a 5 member group, for Maxim magazine. It was a BIG shoot. He had 2 other assistants there, a makeup artist, the art director from Maxim, the band, their manager, 2 prop stylists...LOTS of people there. I counted over 20 people just for the shoot.
We photographed in a garage with a great looking car!
I couldn't photograph it with the band in it...b/c that's Chris's job...and illegal for me to do it. but It's a cool car huh!? Here's some of the lights we had set up.
The garage was pretty fancy, they had a great ton of nice cars in there. Here's one they had finished working on and were towing away... a nice little Lamborghini. Dang!
The photo shoot was fun, stressful, and quite a learning experience. It was great to be there. I took in a lot.
I came home that night, exhausted! and my roommate, Pete, had cooked dinner! It was really nice. We sat down with his girlfriend and ate a really yummy eggplant dinner. It was first time eating eggplant. I LOVED IT! I'm going to have to eat it again!
(his girlfriend, Martha, is closing her eyes!...oops.)
The next day was Friday and Pete hadn't paid the internet bill! I can't find my way around this place called New York without the internet and directions! So I had to find an internet cafe. (thanks for the directions Blaker)
He led me to a cute cafe in Greenwich Village.
I found internet and found directions. I also found out I like Snapple Ice Tea. Usually I HATE ice tea. But I ordered wrong at the cafe and got an ice tea. Who knew it was pretty good!
That's me and the ice tea.
That night, Sex and the City, the movie came out! I was so excited. I have loved that show ever since it came out and now I was in New York to see the movie premier! I went to see the movie with my friend Karen and some of her friends from work. 4 of us girls! It was prefect (except Katie wasn't there to watch with me ) I meet them in Harlem. It was my first trip up to Harlem. Quite an interesting place. I did find the Apollo!
The theater we watched the movie at was called Magic Theater, after Magic Johnson, the BBall Star! It was funny.
I LOVED the movie! So cute.
Saturday rolled around....
I've been trying to find these street performers that I saw my first week here (their actually in this blog on one of the first entries!) b/c I want to photograph them for my series "Head Stacking" (the one where I stack people's heads like totem polls) they would be great for it. But I can't seem to find them! I get up and walk down to Battery Park, (this is the park at the very end of Manhattan, where you can take the Staten Island Ferry) a walk I've taken about 4 times now, b/c these street performers are never around when I think they will be.
On my way there I pass the famous Bull on Broadway. There were so many people around it on Saturday! Craziness.
So I got to the park at 10 and no street performers! This is where they are supposed to be...with a hundred people gathered around...but no one was in site.
But I was determined today! I needed to take some pictures. So I waited....
Here's me waiting.
After an hour of waiting. I got up and walked around. I found some pretty cool stuff.
Just off towards the water there's this great little pier area.
Lot's of pretty trees and a great view of the other side of New York.
There was this big stair case there, so you could see everything from above. Here's my shadow on the stair case.
After 2 hours of waiting, I finally found the street performers!!! YES!! and they were very nice, talented, funny, guys and one girl. They make a lot of money each day and perform every day of the week. They posed for me for an hour or so. I'll show you those photos once I've re-touched them.
I than walked up to the Manhattan Bridge to watch Karen play kickball. She plays every Sunday and I've gone a few times to watch and chat with the people from her team. It's a great time, and I meet some great people.
Today I meet a very drunk man! He was totally gone...wasted, (Carey you were there!) and just lying on the steps in front of the kickball field. It was hilarious! I took some photos of him. He kept getting up and talking to himself and than just falling back down on the steps. He was quite entertaining.
Here's me watching the drunk guy...and kickball.
Wow that was a long one. But it was a whole week, what do you expect. He He.
I hope you liked!!