NYC in September
Trip Start Sep 01, 2004
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August flew by quite fast. I was busy working at the photo studio and shooting freelancing assignments. I shot a beautiful wedding in New Jersey. I also took portraits for R&B singer Bryan Ellis for his new CD. We visited our friends from Paris in Conneticut, Julie and MacGregor, for their wedding engagement reception. At the end of September I am going to Merida, Mexico for a photoshoot w/ my friend and fellow photographer Andrew Lindy. It is for an amazing NY designer named Jenny Maag. My first big gig out of the country!
Since I work at Milk Studios, one of the biggest photography studios in the world, I get to be part of some very high profile events and photoshoots. This also means I get the perks of my job during NYC fashion week. Fashion week is a week in early september when all the major fashion designers launch their new spring collections. During this week many of the biggest celebs/models are front row at the runways shows and VIP guests are at parties all week long. We threw a couple of these parties at our studios. We had a MTV VMA/Mark Ecko's Complex Magazine Party and the Another Magazine/Dazed and Confused Party with the Kills. We also had the Proenza Schoeler Fashion Show in the Milk Gallery. Needless to say, these star studded events and were a lot of indeed.
Brea just started her 2nd year at the William Esper Acting Studios. Her new mini-series was just released this summer in France called Maitre du Zodiaque, on their biggest TV station TFI
I went to the former site of the World Trade Center on September 11 early in morning just as it turned midnight. It was quiet and I was reminded of the innocent lives lost and all the great heros who sacrificed their lives to save others. I walked around for a few hours and taking photos. It is amazing that it's been 5 years, yet there is still a huge hole in the ground from where the towers fell. Hurricane Katrina's 1 year anniversary just passed and I have still not been to visit New Orleans. I plan on making a trip there in the near future. I love that city and both Brea and I have family from there.
My friend Drew Nix just moved up here to NYC. He is staying in Brooklyn with our good friend Jeremy Smith, who works with me at Milk. Drew is an amazing musician. He has all ready played at a couple of venues in NYC. I took him to see my friend Tarrah Reynolds play a show at the Baggot Inn last week. He was invited back to play on stage a few days after the show. I did the photo for his new album, which he just released this month. It is nice having friends from Texas up here in NY. I hope all is well. -koury