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Halcyon 7174 NYC

Posts: 20109

New York, New York, US

In honor of out upcoming NYC locals  meetup...

What are the top five (or ten) overused NYC icons?

- Everything happens in front of the Brooklyn Bridge?

- Reproducing the WWII Times Square victory kiss?

- Model with cop?

- Shirtless firemen?

- Model on subway platform?

What else gets done and overdone and done to death and done again?

Jan 08 13 12:49 pm Link

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-Ira

Posts: 2187

New York, New York, US

-Flashing in a subway car.
-Hailing or exiting a cab.
-Subject standing still in the middle of Grand Central during a long expsoure as commuters blur around them.
-Subject standing in the middle of a Meat Packing/Tribeca/DUMBO cobble stone street.

Which reminds me.  I need to work on my NYC cliche bucket list.

Jan 08 13 01:21 pm Link

Model

Jen B

Posts: 3179

Hopkinsville, Kentucky, US

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I am willing to make some come April when I make my way back to NYC. Its been over 20 years since I was last there.

Jen-a native Chicagoan who is far from any urban area in the least!!

I'd really like to shoot nude or alongsice the famous nude model of the golden era who was the muse for the fountains and buildings...who died in an asylum I believe...would that be too cliche? wink

Jan 08 13 09:40 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22378

New York, New York, US

Halcyon 7174 NYC wrote:
In honor of out upcoming NYC locals  meetup...

What are the top five (or ten) overused NYC icons?

- Everything happens in front of the Brooklyn Bridge?

- Reproducing the WWII Times Square victory kiss?

- Model with cop?

- Shirtless firemen?

- Model on subway platform?

What else gets done and overdone and done to death and done again?

- Everything happens in front of the Brooklyn Bridge?
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/548991_10150955848440458_123582792_n.jpg


- Model with cop?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/061016/15/4533ed021bab6.jpg


- Model on subway platform?
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/111107/06/4eb7e55bf2d6a.jpg



... and I will do these things over and over again... smile

Jan 08 13 09:47 pm Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22378

New York, New York, US

-Ira wrote:
-Flashing in a subway car.

-No flashing in a subway car, but flashing Chuck Close in the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120930/06/5068487db8268.jpg


-Ira wrote:
-Hailing or exiting a cab.

This is not a cab, but a Bentley (for "New York Girl Style")
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/061003/14/4522b68781b4b.jpg


Done those cliches... and will do them again, when I have that opportunity... wink

Jan 08 13 09:54 pm Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 27960

Dearborn, Michigan, US

udor wrote:

-No flashing in a subway car, but flashing Chuck Close in the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120930/06/5068487db8268.jpg



This is not a cab, but a Bentley (for "New York Girl")
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/061003/14/4522b68781b4b.jpg


Done those cliches... and will do them again, when I have that opportunity... wink

I like the lower photo!

Jan 08 13 09:57 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22378

New York, New York, US

Jerry Nemeth wrote:

I like the lower photo!

Thanks Jerry!

We shot one with Lala exiting the cab as well... but then we saw this driver, waiting for his passenger/boss and the car was a Bentley...

I gave him a few bucks and he let us do a few takes, pretending Lala just came out of the bentley, looking surprised at a "paparazzi"... wink

Jan 08 13 10:04 pm Link

Model

Sabine Luise

Posts: 890

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I must say DUMBO is my favorite, but when I hired a photographer to shoot me there he didn't want the skyline, he said, "It was tacky". So he shot me in another location. I still love it!

The skyline is a definite, people will go on top of buildings and sometimes the skyline is photoshopped in.

Anyway, I

Jan 09 13 09:51 pm Link

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Robb Mann

Posts: 10651

Baltimore, Maryland, US

Im surprised Highline hasnt seen more shooting. Its busy, yes, but at the right time of day i think it has potential.

Jan 10 13 02:19 am Link

Photographer

udor

Posts: 22378

New York, New York, US

Robb Mann wrote:
Im surprised Highline hasnt seen more shooting. Its busy, yes, but at the right time of day i think it has potential.

I shot an entire clothing line for a designer on the Highline (the mens wear collection in my port) and I know that there are a ton of shoots being done there...

Jan 10 13 05:01 am Link

Photographer

Jerry Nemeth

Posts: 27960

Dearborn, Michigan, US

udor wrote:

I shot an entire clothing line for a designer on the Highline (the mens wear collection in my port) and I know that there are a ton of shoots being done there...

The next time that I'm in NYC I'm going to check out the Highline.

Jan 10 13 06:21 am Link

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Halcyon 7174 NYC

Posts: 20109

New York, New York, US

Jerry Nemeth wrote:

The next time that I'm in NYC I'm going to check out the Highline.

I think they're opening up a new section soon. I could see people working on the extension when I was up in a nearby building for a show during the last NY Fashion Week.

Jan 10 13 10:44 am Link

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Halcyon 7174 NYC

Posts: 20109

New York, New York, US

Robb Mann wrote:
Im surprised Highline hasnt seen more shooting. Its busy, yes, but at the right time of day i think it has potential.

You do need a permit, it's a city park, but they're not too difficult to obtain.

Jan 10 13 10:45 am Link

Model

Jules NYC

Posts: 16229

New York, New York, US

Graffiti

Yes, it's a city, we get it.
smile

http://5ptz.com/

Jan 10 13 10:55 am Link

Photographer

Halcyon 7174 NYC

Posts: 20109

New York, New York, US

Jules NYC wrote:
Graffiti

Yes, it's a city, we get it.
smile

http://5ptz.com/

lol

Jan 11 13 06:55 am Link

Makeup Artist

Magnolia Beauty

Posts: 56

Summerville, South Carolina, US

Sabine  wrote:
I must say DUMBO is my favorite, but when I hired a photographer to shoot me there he didn't want the skyline, he said, "It was tacky". So he shot me in another location. I still love it!

The skyline is a definite, people will go on top of buildings and sometimes the skyline is photoshopped in.

Anyway, I

Jan 11 13 10:24 am Link

Photographer

hbutz New York

Posts: 3233

Ronkonkoma, New York, US

http://www.hbutz.com/public/cnrg0409c.jpg

Jan 12 13 06:15 am Link

Model

Sabine Luise

Posts: 890

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Magnolia Beauty wrote:

well this brooklyn bridge cliche, skyline and all, done right: is fantastic!! LOL I never tire of it.

I definitely can't knock it, I get most of my work here!

Jan 12 13 12:24 pm Link

Photographer

Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

Halcyon 7174 NYC wrote:
What are the top five (or ten) overused NYC icons?

In the top [b]

Jan 12 13 12:44 pm Link

Photographer

Halcyon 7174 NYC

Posts: 20109

New York, New York, US

Sabine  wrote:

I definitely can't knock it, I get most of my work here!

Under the Brooklyn Bridge? Interesting...

Jan 12 13 01:13 pm Link

Photographer

faltered

Posts: 285

Los Angeles, California, US

Me entering Scores strip club.

Jan 12 13 02:26 pm Link