Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Hi everyone,

I've been away from my blog for a long time. Please forgive the absence and let me make it up to you with pictures of a beautiful man. This is Ricky. I was the staff photographer at Campcamp, which is a summer camp for gay and lesbian adults, and Ricky gave personal training classes. He was kind enough to pose for me for a few minutes after our final session. Hope you all enjoy.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Brunch on Smith Street

I'm showing my work in a nearby gallery space at the corner of Atlantic and Hoyt in Brooklyn. Came here for brunch after making an appearance.

Self Portrait

Shot in Cold Spring. A store is available for rent if anyone's interested.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Virgins and Santas

They're everywhere! Red Hook, Cobble Hill, and Prospect Heights, respectively.

Red Hook Pier

There's a little park in Red Hook that has this pier in it. Lovely light by the time I arrived. It's so nice to have the magic hour back now that the days are getting longer. That period just before sunset when the shadows are long and the light is warm. In the winter, it's more like the magic 10 seconds. But now it lasts a bit of time and allows for some beautiful light. Can't wait for the Summer when it seems to go on for hours.

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Or something like that. They were both staring at a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Wandering through Red Hook and came upon this scene. I believe this woman was sitting outside a metal-working studio of some kind.

Spring outings

Insanely happy Easter Bunnies at Jacques Torres chocolates in DUMBO. Who's going to tell them that they're on the road to being devoured.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Actually, this snow was a few weeks ago and was hopefully the last snow we got for the year. Since Spring is starting, I figured I should post these now before Winter is just a bad memory. (You can tell how much I love the cold).

These shots were in Coney Island. I had come from my dental hygienist, who's a few stops from Coney Island. After getting my teeth cleaned, I always go for the traditional trip to Coney for junk food. Usually Nathan's hot dogs and Popeye's Chicken. The food was satisfying in a greasy way, and the views were barren and kind of depressing, and not in a greasy way. Still the lack of people left me with some interesting forms and shapes to play with, and I was happy with some of the shots.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

An hour at the zoo

There have been workmen repointing my building for the last 6 months, and sometimes they can get very loud. Earlier this week it sounded like they were dropping SUVs from a helicopter on the roof. Massive pounds and booms. At a certain point, I gave up on trying to get any work accomplished and decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and take a trip to the Prospect Park Zoo. I got there an hour before closing, but still got a few nice shots in. The final goldfish image is actually from the neighboring Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. By the time I got home, the workmen were gone and I could focus once again on work. Freelancing may mean more hours, but I do relish the freedom of being able to take off and go to the zoo when the mood strikes.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Disney Exhaustion

So it's 3 AM, and my body and brain are about 90% numb. Probably not the best time to be writing a blog entry, but there you go. I've been up late working on a big Disney project. For those who don't know me, in addition to being a photographer, I'm also a book designer, and one of my biggest clients is Disney, for whom I design souvenir books for the parks. Ironically, the toughest part of this job is that it makes me desperately want to go to Disney World on vacation. I spend hours in front of my computer staring at pictures of rides and resorts. I really need a vacation.

The pictures I'm posting today are from my most recent trip to Disney World. The top image is from Disney-MGM studios. It's the Christmas lights before being turned on. I love the graphic quality. Like pen and ink drawings in mid air. The second shot is a more traditional shot of Cinderella Castle as seen from the end of Main Street. Not the most unsual shot, but I really like the colors.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Let me introduce myself

Hi one and all and welcome to my first photo blog, Ramblin Rosen. I think the best way to start a new photoblog is to post a self portrait. I'm not exactly sure where this blog will lead me. The name is, of course, a play on words. When I write I tend to ramble, and I'm always rambling around the city and the world taking pictures. And then, of course, there's the Ramblin Rose connection. It's a little cheesy perhaps, but it made my folks laugh, and it's easy to remember. I'll try to post a few times a week as I create new images to share. Please feel free to comment, feedback is always welcome.