Sony A7RII Photos by greg brophy

I recently acquired the Sony A7RII and I have not had much time to use it yet, but so far I love the photos. It takes some getting used to a full frame camera. I usually shot APSC or Micro 4/3rds, both great for what they do when you need environmental portraits and want everything in focus (I know, crazy right, but their was a time before the bokeh craze that photographers wanted to have everything in focus). So here are a few test shots while I finish reading the manual.


Sony A7RII with the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

Sony A7RII with the Sony Distagon T* FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA Lens

Check Out the Long Beard on This Guy by greg brophy

Some of you may know that I work as a designer for B&H Photo and one of the benefits is I get to borrow all kinds of cameras and lenses. This week I borrowed the Nikon D610. I usually use a Panasonic GX7 micro 4/3rd camera and I forgot how big and bulky DSLRs are. I have also shot with the new Sony A7 II and I will write about that as well. 

Eni and I went for a walk today through our neighborhood of Crown Heights. We walked past this guy who I think was selling fragrant oils. I asked if I could take his photo and he was a bit shocked that I would want to. I told him he has an interesting face. As I got ready to take the photo he said to wait one second and he pulled his really long beard out of his shirt.  I couldn't believe it.

Daily Pics October 24th, 2014 by greg brophy

Glowing Jesus was found in my friends antique store. It came from a Funeral Home in Rhode Island. What a strange state. At least it's not made out of Chocolate.

Glowing Jesus

Daily Pics October 19th, 2014 by greg brophy

A small little shack next to a really cool antique store where I bought a old dynamite box, without the dynamite of course in Mystic, Connecticut.

Antique Shack necxt to the sotre Mine in Mystic Connecticut

Daily Pics October 18th, 2014 by greg brophy

Ok ok so I have been negligent on posting new pictures, but I was away for a short trip to Mystic Connecticut with my wife. We like Antiques a lot and so we went looking for new stuff. We also visited my friend in Rhode Island who owns an antique store and we also went to Boston. It was the first time for Eni and she loved it.

As a photographer and an artist, my work often tends to be about political or heavy topics which brings me to my next point. Sometimes while traveling I allow myself to take photos that do not always fit into that style. I think as an artist sometimes it is good to let the art world, which can be pretentious, fade back and allow yourself to take travel photos. Ones that are not always about some deep topics. That is not to say they cannot be great or serious. One just needs to look at Robert Franks "The Americans", but one that allows you to see things that you may not ordinarily see if I was thinking of photos that are more socially or politically based. That is what these blog posts have really been about. Sometimes doing the more heavy topics can take a lot out of you and you may need to recharge your batteries on something more basic. Sometimes these little side projects can lead to bigger and better ideas.

 A country road in Connecticut

Daily Pics October 5th, 2014 by greg brophy

The last in a series of Factory Doors from Greenpoint Brooklyn.

Daily Pics October 4th, 2014 by greg brophy

An Old Factory Door from the same place in Greenpoint Brooklyn. I really love the contrast of the yellow and green.

Yellow Factory Door

Daily Pics October 3rd, 2014 by greg brophy

3 bikes outside an Oil Refinery in Williamsburg Brooklyn. I have photographed this area many times. Sometimes I am surprised that people pay so much money to live so close to an Oil Refinery.

3 bikes

Daily Pics September 28th, 2014 by greg brophy

I have missed a few days, but I have lots more to post.

Factory Door in Greenpoint Brooklyn