Shooting portraits in a New York minute

This was one of the quickest photoshoots, and it took roughly 40 minutes before dusk. My model was running late from New Jersey, and I was nervously waiting for her outside of the High Street Subway. The sun was about to set, and as I almost lost the hope to shoot, my model Maria appeared. Though we were slightly behind the schedule, we were able to visit multiple locations in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and (most importantly) managed to take shots in the golden hour.

Can't go wrong with a photo shoot at Brooklyn Bridge Park

I have a blog on Tumblr at, where I share my street photography of New York. There people ask me for recommendations regarding their future visit to the city. This maybe such a cliché, bit I always suggest Brooklyn Bridge Park, particularly before sunset. To me, this is a wonderful location for almost any kind of photography. When Yulia @aphotographofhome  asked me to have her photo taken, we picked this park in DUMBO area. The following photos were the result of such collaboration.

Airy photo session in Brooklyn Bridge Park

I like it when people whom I have known for years come to me to have their photos taken. This was exactly the case, when Natalia Bystritskaya of Davidzon Radio asked me to photograph her. We picked one warm Saturday in September and Brooklyn Bridge Park was our location. Quick and mobile, we took some nice shots and were done. Perfect example of how spontaneous photoshoot may be played well.