New Stock Images – American musician couple in Brooklyn

Part two of my New York City  images shot last Fall during a Getty Image event. This one was shot at the same time and venue as Tia’s shoot and featured a real life couple of NYC artists – they’re musicians, actors, dancers, models and are looking great. I had approached them before leaving Montreal and unfortunately they couldn’t make the date I had in mind for an Astoria shoot. So I booked them for the Brooklyn one instead and it worked out great since Lorraine and Juan were with me and we could share.

I had asked them to bring something they would like to be pictured with and they brought a mandolin! Along with their styling there was something really American about this, so I decided to kind of de-contextualize the images by shooting in front of the gorgeous sky and sunset and then in the alleyway. I really liked the softness of the light in these last few shots (A. is an example) and left out my current flashy-composited-color-infused-light-bomb-is-that-Vaseline-on-the-lens-give-me-that-sig+-I’ll-never-make-10k-images-at-this-rate post processing routine to preserve the intimate mood. Sure enough,  only A. and another from that set were selected to be on Getty. Still some of my favorite shots. Oh and I totally submitted D. as an afterthought – the image is totally out of focus and the model’s faces completely washed out by that humongous lens flare, but I thought the dreamy factor played really well with the action and since anonymity has a definite allure in stock, I thought hey, why not? Sure enough it not only made Sig+ but also is pulling ahead as one of the best sellers in the series.

You can view the whole series in this lightbox or this Photoshelter Gallery . Enjoy!

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A. © 2015 Nicolas McComber – Available for RF licensing at Istock and Getty Images

B. © 2015 Nicolas McComber – Available for RF licensing at Istock and Getty Images

C. © 2015 Nicolas McComber – Available for RF licensing at Istock and Getty Images

D. © 2015 Nicolas McComber – Available for RF licensing at Istock and Getty Images

E. © 2015 Nicolas McComber – Available for RF licensing at Istock and Getty Images

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Featured Stock Photo – Children photographer at work

Stock Photo: Children photographer at work outdoors
Stock Photo: Children photographer at work outdoors

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This one just sold this morning for the first time and I’m quite glad to feature it here as it shows two good friends at work during the Orlando Minilypse last winter. The tall guy on the left holding the reflector is Adrian, from Switzerland, who came to Florida partly to have a good time with me and Lorraine (who’s the photographer and the resulting photo is here)… and the plan worked. We had a great time on the shoots, at a bar and we even played a couple of great runs of minigolf – and incredibly I won both runs. We laughed so much. Great times. Can’t wait to see them again. Adrian recently spent two months on a deserted island near Fiji just for the heck of it and is making a movie about it. I’ll link it when it comes out. Lorraine is about to leave for the UK for a Month and I’m sure she’ll be flabbergasted by the sights. As for me, I’m leaving for Paris tomorrow, so there will not be an update on this blog for a week since all my laptops have decided to blow up at the same time. Have a great week everyone!

Featured Stock Photograph – Red Rocks Cliff near Sedona

Featured Stock Photograph - Red Rocks Cliff near Sedona
Featured Stock Photograph - Red Rocks Cliff near Sedona

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USA Landscapes Arizona and Four Corners Stock Photo Gallery

Small victory here: I was hoping for this file not to end up in my exclusive casualties (photos that will no longer be available comes my exclusivity for RF licensing due to istock rejecting them with the “no resubmit” notice), because I’ve always loved it. This moment, shot in Sedona just at sunset, is quite extraordinary in its beauty… so much so that I had to diminish the vibrance a bit to get the shot accepted. The original was deemed over filtered because of its strong colors. This place is magnificent!

Royalty Free License available at Istockphoto.com

Browse through related photographs in this stock photo gallery at Istockphoto.

Featured Stock Photograph – Responsible Hispanic Office Worker in Modern Hall

Featured Stock Photograph - Responsible Hispanic Office Worker in Modern Hall
Featured Stock Photograph - Responsible Hispanic Office Worker in Modern Hall

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Sexy Latino Hispanic Intellectual Man Stock Photo Gallery

One of my best selling composites (outside of Istock that is, but maybe it will pick up steam there once I’m exclusive), this portrait was done in two times. I started to shoot out of focus backgrounds in New-York last fall at the photoplus expo, and this one was done exactly there between two seminars. I took one of Victor’s blue shirt and glasses photos (similar shots had done very well with a regular white background) and coupled the two. I tweaked the light and colors to inspire space and light and there you go.

Royalty Free License available at Istockphoto.com

Browse through this model’s stock photo gallery at my photoshelter archive web site.

Featured Stock Photograph – Open Road In Arizona

Stock photo: Open Road in Arizona
Stock photo: Open Road in Arizona

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Grand Canyon Four Corners Stock Photo Gallery

Here is my first sale in July, an evocative photograph that I shot way back in the Summer of 07. I used this one on my cards at the time and have always been fond of its mood and colors. I remember standing on the middle of this road, a few miles away from Holbrook on that immense plateau looking at the sky… more and more sky with nothing in sight. It is one of the best memories I have of this trip.

Royalty Free license available at Istock.
Check out other landscapes shot during this trip through Arizona and the Four Corners area at my photoshelter stock photo archives site.

Featured Stock Photograph – Sydney Lanier Bridge from underneath

Stock photo: Sydney Lanier Bridge from underneath
Stock photo: Sydney Lanier Bridge from underneath

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Southern Georgia Stock Photo Gallery

One of my travel photographs from my 2010 USA East Coast trip that took me from Montreal all the way down to Key West. This is a shot of the Sydney Lanier Bridge close to Brunswick, Georgia, a magical place. I walked around the bridge to find an interesting point of view, and seeing how the sunlight wrapped around the structure at that time, I chose this angle. I post processed in black and white to make the texture pop out more.

Royalty Free License available at Istockphoto.com

Browse through related photographs in this stock photo gallery at my photoshelter archive web site.

Featured Stock Photograph – Manhattan skyline from the ferry

Stock Photo: Manhattan skyline from the ferry
Stock Photo: Manhattan skyline from the ferry

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New York City Stock Photo Gallery

This is a lovely photograph of the Manhattan skyline shot on Christmas day 2007, with the clear crisp blue air of a December morning. This is one of the few I could salvage from that trip up to Istock standards. You see back then I was doing horrible overfiltering and I didn’t keep the originals… 😦