Blog Day 7 by Jesse Martens and Bryce Ottewell
New York was an experience of a lifetime. The trip was full of stories and adventures. Having to wake up the next day bright eyed and bushy tailed after a long day of walking just felt right because we were all looking forward to the next day of adventure.
We visited landmarks like The Rockefeller Center, Brooklyn Bridge, Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Central Park, Times Square, Coney Island and many more. We also visited many museums including Aperture, Public Private Secret exhibition at the International Center of Photography, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
These places had effects on everyone around. Rushing ahead of others to get a photo first, getting so absorbed by a spot where a great photo would be produced, they would be left behind to catch up. Even talking to people on the street and hearing their stories gave our pictures even more meaning.
We had a blast as we experienced the beauty of New York through the lens.
The Photographers had this to say about New York:
|Bryce Ottewell- New York was a great experience that helped me to practice and hone my skills.|
|Sarah Barry- New York was an experience that gave me the opportunity to explore, and expand my portfolio.|
|Christina Watts- New York was an experience I will tuck away and reminisce about for years to come.|
Dana Sorenson- New York was an experience I’ll never forget
|Emily Nutson- New York was a great place to practice my street photography and attempt to emulate the greats, such as Vivian Maier.|
|Gina Robertson- New York was an over stimulation of all of my senses, leaving me with an adrenaline hangover.|
|Jesse Martens- New York was a great opportunity to practice my street photography.|
|Jessica Datema- New York was an incredible experience, with a ton of diversity and gorgeous sights to see.|
|John Hoseok Seo- New York was a huge photography studio which led me to the world of real lights and shadows.|
|Nicole Bowles- New York was amazing to see and to experience new things.|
|Nikki Gee- New York was one of the best experiences I have been on!|
Nikoo- Former student Nikoo surprised the group by meeting us in her new home of NYC.
|Roxanne Monterio- New York was a fantastic experience and I would do it all over again.|
|David Chidley- I told the students to "Go Away" and they did, and we all had a fantastic experience!|
|Richard Beland- New York a grand success.|