On Friday Aug 23rd I volunteered at and subsequently saw :
Writer: Emily Comisar
Director: Josh Penzell
A major blizzard keeps four travelers stranded in Penn Station for hours with nothing to do but wait. The stress of delay and confinement forces them to finally accept that the only way to move forward is to let go.
1h 30m Local Brooklyn, NY
Discover: Reality-The Modern Family
It was a very good show and I am sorry it didn't make it to Encores. One of the characters was a wedding photographer.
This reminded me of a train ride I took from Penn Station to Princeton during the pre-Halloween snowstorm in 2011. We were one of the few trains that actually left the station in between power outages. I rode with my honorary niece Dani Weiss who has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. The photo on the left is my early IPhone effort NOT hers. You can see her work at her website.
While I am fortunate enough to have many friends and relatives who are fine photographers, Dani has been making a living at it all these years doing portraits, celebrations (weddings, bar mitzvahs, commitment ceremonies), newspaper and travel photography.
When same sex weddings were legalized in Washington State she shot over 30 weddings as a volunteer on that first day and has since also become the go to photographer for same sex ceremonies in the Seattle area.
In October, Dani heads East to do portraits and other work in the New York and Princeton area . If you are interested in hiring her or can suggest another place for her to stay before or after her 3 night stay in my living room ends, contact her directly through her website. She also "has camera will travel" to other parts of the world.
It was still early. My Fringe day continued here.