February 27, 2004

NYC Photobloggers at the Apple Store

POST #    792

The requisite shot of the stairs at the Apple Store

Jake and some funky flash action on my camera.

Some non bloggers get hot and heavy at MercBar.

They moved on to some heavy grinding.

Last night, I went down to the Apple Store to check out the NYC Photobloggers presentation. Presenters included the people behind clarsen.net, slower.net, Bluejake, Satan's Laundromat, lauraholder.com, rion.nu, Infrangible, 990000.com, lightningfield.com. It was cool to see the people behind the camera and hear what they had to say about their pictures, methods, and sites. Turnout was quite impressive, so much so that an Apple employee had to shoo people away from the stairs. (As an added bonus, I also got to have one of Jen's cookies. Thanks, Jen!)

Afterwards, we went over to MercBar for a quick drink, where there was some a heavy make-out session going on. This is probably as close to porn as you're going to get on my site. At least until I'm really desperate for readers.

As an aside, my camera has been doing some strange things recently. You can see it in the photo of Jake above and the photo of Rachelle and Jess when we went to Chumley's. I don't use that flash function that much, so I've only noticed it recently. Perhaps it has something to do with the time I dropped my camera and damaged the it.

More on last night:
- Corie on the "Look Away Game"
- Gothamist on "Photobloggers, Blogged"
- Rachelle on "New York City Photobloggers"
- Kottke on "NYC photoblogger exhibition"
- Jake on "NYC Photobloggers @ Apple Store SoHo" (check out the gallery too)

Posted by tien mao in Blog-ing at 7:33 AM



Great dry hump shots, Tien. Something's up with my little camera...everything came out blurry, even with the flash. Grrr.

Posted by: corie at February 27, 2004 8:49 AM

thanks. i really should have taken a video clip or something. it's almost like the start of a bad porn on skinamax or something.

i sometimes wish there was a reset button on cameras.

Posted by: tien at February 27, 2004 9:02 AM

That has got to be one of the strangest things I have ever seen. I can see the flash reflection in the window, so these people had to have known you were taking their picture. Were they just oblivious to that fact? Weird....

Posted by: Michael at February 27, 2004 9:29 AM

funny that you went to a bar name chumley's... my work releases several videos (so sad) by a guy named Norris Chumley. We saw there was a bar by the same name and found it quite hilarious.
you might find his site amusing.

Posted by: christina at February 27, 2004 9:42 AM

yeah, that first picture was after being at the bar for about 15 minutes. they were pretty much going at it the whole time we were there. the last picture was maybe 10 minutes before we left. not sure of the time span between the two shots right now, but there were plenty of photos taken. just disturbing. everybody was totally looking at them too.

christina, norris chumley is the shit.

Posted by: tien at February 27, 2004 9:50 AM

nice shots - ok, something is seriously wrong with my setup on the camera because my photos are way blurrier that yours from the apple store. wah!

Posted by: dahl at February 27, 2004 9:51 AM

tien- i'll give you a copy of the dvd i have. norris will teach you how to dance.
OH YEAH BABY. watch out.

Posted by: christina at February 27, 2004 10:00 AM

dahl, i think there is a reset button on the camera. last time we met up, didn't i change a setting or something? did that help?

christina, if i can ever dance like norris, i'll be gold! gold, christina, gold!

Posted by: tien at February 27, 2004 10:06 AM

btw...the squigglies in ur shot is just from the prolonged exposure time. even tho you used flash, chances are your lenses were still open when you moved your camera away. hence the uniform streaking (they all follow the same path).

Posted by: veritech pilot at February 27, 2004 10:37 AM

thanks. that's possible too. but i've been getting them when i don't move the camera either.

Posted by: tien at February 27, 2004 10:47 AM

thank god someone took a picture of those two at Merc. classic. :)
good job!

Posted by: 990000 at February 27, 2004 11:11 AM



Posted by: Mike at February 27, 2004 11:21 AM

Only in New York....

This reminds me of some "hidden camera" show on either Telemundo or Univision I saw once where they get a couple to make out furiously in various public places, to see how far they can go before someone notices or tells them something.

Posted by: CJ at February 27, 2004 12:20 PM

sorry I missed this, especially the merc bar action. I even got home early enough to make it downtown by a little after six. Alas, not sleeping the night before took its toll and I was out until around 7:30.

Posted by: joe s at February 27, 2004 1:46 PM

i was wondering what wasup with those two lovers on the couch over there. very svelte camera work.

Posted by: laura holder at February 27, 2004 2:16 PM

sure...svelte. that's one word. not necessarily the one i would use. but thanks.

Posted by: tien at February 27, 2004 2:20 PM

Posted by: jake at February 27, 2004 4:37 PM

wow - that PDA is making me feel pukey.

jake - in your photo, did you notice how you can see tien's eye watching the couple? ha! and the gal's hand is in the guy's crotch. gross.

they were probably either really drunk or on drugs. nobody yelled at them to get a room??

Posted by: jeannette at February 27, 2004 4:55 PM

i know it's partially artistic cropping and partially the dropped camera thing, but i like how the sort of squarish photos look.

Posted by: el at February 27, 2004 5:09 PM

i heard kottke say "get a room"

Posted by: rachelle at February 27, 2004 5:21 PM

jeannette, i was either looking at rachelle or at the couple because i too wanted to take a picture.

el, the first two are actually cropped square.

Posted by: tien at February 27, 2004 5:31 PM

Come on. Don't be so shocked. William Whyte, the urban researcher, noted that people LIKE to engage sexually in the middle of crowds. Of course, he mainly documented kissing since he was dealing with sidewalks and store entrances.

Hmmm, that Apple Soho staircase may have possibilities.

Posted by: kaleberg at February 27, 2004 10:03 PM

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