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Garden Street Gallery Groundhog Day Gala

In new jersey, nyc photographer on February 22, 2016 at 8:12 am

The opening of my solo show at the Gallery at Garden Street Lofts in Hoboken, N.J. on February 2, 2016 was a dream come true.

So many friends & family, art lovers & supporters, joined in the celebration.

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Special thanks to the Board of Garden Street Lofts, Cork Wine & Spirits and
Dino & Harry’s Steakhouse for making this such a special night.

©2016, Photo Credit Leo Mahaffey

Who knew that Groundhog Day could be so wonderful?  Thank you to all!

The show runs through May 31, 2016.
1425 Garden Street
Hoboken, NJ  07030

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

Here are short videos of the preparation and installation of the show.

 

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Online Stationery Store is Open!

In nyc photographer on March 24, 2015 at 7:55 pm

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Incorporating graphic design with B&W photographs has allowed me to create two distinct lines of notecards.

Now the full assortment is available in the new online shop of 51art stationery.

If you think of sending a note to someone special, consider stopping in and browsing the selection.

Enjoy!

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

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Fifth After Midnight: THREE CHURCHES

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 31, 2014 at 4:29 pm

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THREE CHURCHES will come to you as the final entry of this series.  Please take a moment to understand the extremes and ironies within these 10 blocks.

The most luxurious hotels, designers and jewels are available here.  Visitors from around the world plan their trips according to fashion calendars so that they may adorn themselves with the best & newest money can buy.

Along this section of Fifth Avenue are 3 churches interspersed among the shops.

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One is a Cathedral brightly lit at all hours to keep it’s perimeter on view.

 

 Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

and Saint Thomas Episcopal Church are a bit more welcoming.

Folks that can’t afford a metro card,  linger on these steps seeking possible refuge or at least a place to lay their heads for a few hours.

Fifth Avenue “spares no expense” for holiday lights and window displays.  As beautiful as it is, there is another side to consider.

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

Fifth After Midnight: THE JOURNEY TO ROCKEFELLER CENTER

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 31, 2014 at 3:20 pm

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We’ve been slowly strolling down Fifth Avenue towards the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.  Within 10 blocks, there is truly a vast array of architecture, culture and history.  People from all over the country work together to light up this space for pure enjoyment [and a little bit of commerce].  Some displays will become historic, some displays are historic.

No matter the origins or point of view, this is New York City-we are expected to push the envelope.

As I mentioned in the FENDI article, this series is a result of my curiosity to uncover the “behind the scenes” of the Rock Center Tree.  That chapter dear reader, will unfold at another time.

As the season comes to a close and the ball drops to begin the New Year, may you have a joyous celebration and a FABULOUS 2015!

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

Fifth After Midnight: POLO/RALPH LAUREN

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm

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1:44am on Monday November 10 the window designers were busy building the holiday displays at POLO/Ralph Lauren.  This store is on the corner of 55th Street at 5th Avenue with 2 windows facing 5th.  The window closest to East 55th Street seemed to involve the most effort.

 

When I returned on the 14th, the North window was completed.  The scene was set for a Nordic Photo Shoot.

 

 

The South window was taking time, still working out some of the details on the 16th.   On November 23 all was ready.

 

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

Fifth After Midnight: TOMMY HILFIGER

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 22, 2014 at 9:44 pm

 

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The global Flagship Store for Tommy Hilfiger is located here on Fifth Avenue.  I witnessed the holiday transformation over a few early mornings.

The first was November 10, 2014 where the windows were well underway.  Four nights later on November 14 the wreaths and lights were being hung on the exterior.  Cherry pickers were assisting in the process.  On this night it was raining which made conditions a bit more challenging for the workers.

When I returned two days later on the 16th, all was done.  A welcoming log cabin has a fireplace to toast the marshmallows-pass the Egg Nog!

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

Fifth After Midnight-HARRY WINSTON

In NYC History, nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 18, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Harry Winston has a timeless, classic, elegant style.  Each year their Flagship Location on Fifth Avenue is decorated with green garland, blue & white lights and their signature Winston Cluster:

  • Harry Winston celebrates the holidays with a tribute to its founder’s most iconic design, the Winston Cluster. Capturing the brilliance, beauty and enduring glamour of this timeless motif, clusters of meticulously crafted “diamonds” illuminate the House’s New York Salon façade, transforming the corner of 56th Street and Fifth Avenue into a whimsical Winston Wonderland, for all to experience and enjoy.**

Around 1:30am on the morning of November 7, I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time as the talented decorators transformed the building inside and out.

In researching Harry Winston I rediscovered some things long forgotten:

  • Inspired by the endless energy of New York, Harry Winston opened his doors in 1932, and began a process of transformation. Winston transformed diamonds into art and revolutionized modern jewelry design. With enduring optimism, new generations of Winston designers and craftsmen collaborate to create infinitely beautiful jewels of unsurpassed style.
  • From the legacy of the Hope Diamond to the sparkle of the red carpet, Harry Winston diamonds have become an icon of international glamour.
  • In 1958, Mr. Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. as a gift to the world.**

A few mornings later I went back to see the façade it all its glory.  Rain was falling, it was magical.

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

(**Courtesy of http://www.harrywinston.com)

Fifth After Midnight: FENDI

In nyc photographer, NYC Today on December 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

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This project started in 2013 as a way to gain understanding and history of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree.  Last year I photographed the construction workers that decorate the tree.  This year I add a new layer to this story by photographing activity after midnight.  (Because when in New York City, a large-scale transformation can only happen then!)

My first morning out was November 7, 2014.  Let’s say being in the right place at the right time happened on this morning…but I jump ahead of myself.

Having committed to this story, it was important to walk Fifth Avenue multiple nights over multiple weeks.  Some windows took one night from start to finish.  Some took six weeks.

On November 10, at 1:36am I discovered the elves of FENDI transforming this window.

On November 14 at 2:53am their window was finished.

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This FLAGSHIP location is at 677 5TH AVENUE.  Handbags for EVERYONE!

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

A Day at the Beach

In NYC History, nyc photographer, NYC Today on June 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I visited the Rockaways first in 2007 and again last summer.  Here is a Movie Short sharing these moments, including bull dozers on the beach during the recovery efforts post Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

Have a Happy 4th of July!

 

Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®

 

Procrastinating (or working?)

In NYC History, nyc photographer on June 11, 2014 at 12:34 am

The summer solstice is soon upon us.  That means it’s time for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

In celebration, I decided to put together a special project.  Going through my archives of photo’s from the parades of years past, I discovered some pictures I haven’t looked at for quite some time.

Instead of working on the project (with a very short window to make it for Saturday, June 21), I edited my feathered friend below.

So while you wait for my next production, enjoy the company of the “un-official” New York City bird.

We spent an afternoon together watching the East River; her friends and the nearby sea gulls were investigating every movement on and off-shore for the food options of the day.

Me, I just sat with my old Leica M4 and Kodi George by my side waiting to see what would pass us by.

 

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Until next time.

Teresa51art

adventure is life, live it! ®