This past semester at the Arthur L. Carter Institute for Journalism at NYU I took a photojournalism class, which really pushed me as a photographer. My professor, David Handschuh, taught me to approach photography in a different manner than what I had been doing already. For the past nine years I had become accustomed to shooting strictly in Black & White film, with my focus resting on “art” photography, whatever that maybe. Photojournalism is a horse of a different color and in pushing me to see things differently – and in digital color – it has really expanded my mind’s eye as a photographer and a journalist.
I did a couple of photo stories, which I will post here. The first story is an environmental portrait on professional photographer Michael M. Koehler. Koehler, who I have also profiled in the past, is predominantly a classical Black & White photographer. But don’t let the word “classical” throw you – Koehler has a wonderful way of seeing the visual landscape of the world and does so in a manner that is both nostalgic and new.
Here are the images. I shot them all with my Canon 5D on location at Koehler’s East Village apartment, which also doubles as his photography studio. Enjoy.