New York State of Mind – Photography blog by Chris Torella



“Photography is my hobby and passion. I’ve been an avid photographer since i was teen growing up in Toronto.

For the last 15 year’s i’ve been living in new york. Last year i decided to start a blog to share my view of the city.

Its been a fantastic experience – its helped me focus and grow and as a photographer, as well as to interact with folks from all over the world.”

Photographer Chris Torella


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New York City photographer – Johnny Panessa

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New York City photographer – Johnny Panessa

From his first introduction to the dark room in high school, Johnny Panessa has since been documenting his days gone by. Born in Mastic, Long Island he later found his way to New York City to skateboard and to get acquire a BA in Toy Design from FIT. Professionally working with major and private toy companies designing product for over 10 years, Johnny has since turned his professional career towards packaging for toys and children’s product as Creative Director of Packaging at The Betesh Group. Throughout though, the true passion of photography has been a constant. In 2010 Johnny’s Bac Ha Vietnam story was featured as story of the week on and later in 2010 he had a very successful solo show in Greenpoint Brooklyn at The Habitat titled TOURIST which showcased over 60 of his travel images. Johnny can be found documenting his home streets of Bushwick, Brooklyn or on another worldly mission collecting images.

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Johnny Panessa (blog)

New York City Fashion Photographer – Steve Brickles

New York City Fashion Photographer – Steve Brickles

Steve Brickles is an English fashion photographer based in New York City.

After establishing himself in London, Steve moved to Brazil where he became a regular contributor to Elle Magazine & Marie Claire. In 2006, he relocated to New York.

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Steve’s work is marked by an ability to faithfully interpret a client’s idea’s, to bring energy to an image & to work within a team to produce images that surpass expectations, whether in the studio or in the most challenging of places.

His on-location experience includes North America, South America, Europe and Asia. He speaks Spanish and is fluent in Portuguese.

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In his spare time, Steve helps raise money for autism by running the New York City marathon every November and donating limited edition signed prints for auction twice a year.

Steve’s fine art photography has been exhibited in both England and South America.

NYC Street Photography | ZCaptures

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NYC Street Photography | ZCaptures

“All my life I have been very interested in taking pictures and photography. So far I had taken photographs with regular digital camera. Recently I decided moving towards to digital SLR. I started taking photography classes. This blog is my photography diary. I will post only my photographs, so I can see my improvement.”
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“In the past I worked on Blue Flower project for my other blog. For Zcaptures I have ideas for new projects. First I have to improve my photography skills. Eventually I will find my own style. My dream is one day I will have my own exhibition at Guggenheim or MOMA. Don’t laugh! When I moved to NYC nine years ago. I worked hard and still I’m working harder. I believe if someone really wants to achieve something, eventually he will. I hope my will come truth in the near future. Wish me luck!”

Chris Corradino Photography Blog

Chris Corradino New York Area Photography Blog
“I am a professional photographer based in the Long Island and Manhattan, New York area.  I am also a licensed photography teacher, and provide photographic instruction at the New York Institute of Photography.”

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“As a photojournalist, my work with the Associated Press has been internationally published with credits including the USA Today, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Newsday, The Denver Post, and more.  I’ve recently expanded my workflow to include multimedia capabilities by gathering and editing audio and video.  In addition, I regularly shoot varsity sports for CBS MaxPreps.”

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“I offer private photography lessons, outdoor workshops, and digital darkroom training.  To schedule an appointment, please email me today.”
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“My nature and wildlife photographs have appeared in many galleries, and publications.  All images that appear on this site can be ordered for your private collection.”

New York Fashion Photographer | Paulo Filgueiras

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New York Fashion Photographer | Paulo Filgueiras

“Paulo combined a vibrant use of color and light with a fine ability to compose a scene, making his photography ideal for the fashion, music and advertising industries. Although deeply rooted in those old-school days of endless nights spent in the darkroom Paulo has embraced the digital revolution sweeping photography. It is this blend of the old and new, the desktop and the darkroom, which allows Paulo to work with any kind of light, film or camera to achieve the effect he wants. Paulo Filgueiras began his photographic career at ABAF Brazilian Association of Photography in Rio de Janeiro, majored in photography at CUF/PUC University Center of Photography at Pontif’cia Universidade Católica of Rio de Janeiro and extended his studies at SVA School of Visual Arts in New York. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1986. Paulo Filgueiras was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro moving to New York in 1989.”

Urban Views | New York City Photographer Markus Hartel

“I developed my love for photography when I was a kid. My grandma used to give me her old rangefinder to take family pictures; that was fun! As a teenager, I bought my first camera and did more or less “point and shoot” photography, but within a few years, I developed the necessary technical skills for serious photography. Later on, I owned a shop for graphic design and prepress and used one of the first digital SLRs then did many digital product shots for my clients. Nowadays, I find myself wandering through the streets of New York City enjoying street photography.”

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