The scenery at New York's Grand Central Terminal makes you feel like your in some kind of a magical world, a place where time seemed to stop. Adding to that the amazing abilities of my partner in crime for this shoot, dancer/choreographer Joseph Simons made me feel like I'm filming a movie inside Beast's ballroom.
Hope you'll enjoy this one. More pictures from the photoshopot with Joseph Simons -
Wonderful shot! I went to Grand Central for the first time this summer (despite growing up next door to New York City) and was overwhelmed with just how beautiful and enormous the station was. It's a truly gorgeous piece of architecture, and his physique mixed with the sturdy stone building around him, and then the grace he exudes and the softness of that brass bar really just works so well together! It's almost like he's Grand Central Incarnate.
Just one teeny tiny minor criticism, you might want to Photoshop out that letter "Y" on the wall behind him. It's just a bit distracting.
I think less of Puck and more of Oberon; this man, Joseph Simons, looks so majestic and strong, that only the royalty of King Oberon could describe him. I like that you can see his muscles in his arms; somehow that makes this mystical photo more real to me. This is an enchanting shot. You are a wonderful photographer with a great eye for what works, and you must be great at visualization as well, to be able to come up with an idea like this.
The only "problem" I can see is that the reflections on the glass underneath the staircase behind Joseph are a little distracting. But I suppose you couldn't help that. You had a hard time as it is getting permission to do this, as I see from another comment.
All in all, this great. And good propaganda for Joseph Simons, I guess, like an ad; because now I think I wouldn't mind seeing him perform.
I love this! the juxtaposition of the classic, grand architecture with the whimsy of fairies - joseph seems just like puck, as others have said. I love that he seems so strong, yet vulnerable. the lines are gorgeous. love love.
WHOA! David, this might be my all time favorite photo from you! The sheer beauty and lingering magic that rests within this image is truly fantastic! My first thought is that the Grand Central would be the PERFECT place to stage a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, as Joseph's nature and spirit absolutely screams "Puck" to me. I've said it before - but thank you once more for bringing just a little more beauty to this world
Thank you very much for the compliments - I'll be sure to pass the, on to Joseph as well. You can't just go a have a professional shoot in the Terminal. I had to call in, fill in forms and get an approval for the shoot, as well as where we can take the pictures - for example you can't take picture on the opposite side, as this where the Apple store is, and you'll have to get a permission from them, as this pat of the Terminal actually belongs to Apple. So, we got the authority, they gave us the date and the amount of hours we have and all of that. By the end of the day I just to come to the offices and sign out, and the shoot is done!
People were really in our favour, took another extra minute not to get in the frame, even though I'm sure most of them were really in a hurry to catch the next train, and we did our best not to block or intrude no one, as requested. All in all, it was an amazing day.
Awwwww thank you, I mean he seriously has some calves I'm totally jealous of that. I do Crossfit, not sure if you've heard of it, but it's extreme workout class. I started it about 2 months back and love it. Though it's one of the toughest workout's I've ever done. Even now I'm slowly starting to see improvement in my legs, arms, ass, ect. But I give the guy props for looking that amazing.
Wow that is just amazing! I bet you were trilled to have gotten the Terminal, that's a big leap. I can't say I've ever really been there let alone shoot in it. I mean I went to New York when I was like four but I don't think that honestly counts. Anyways magnificent job. I'm so glad I was able to find your page. I can't wait to see the creations to make next.