The Wild Magazine

A photo I took at the Marriage Bureau Offices in Brooklyn City Hall was published on The Wild today!

The Wild Magazine – Marriage Bureau, Brooklyn


— Holly D.

Tara Stafford – Take 2

I’ve been super busy lately and have been neglecting editing photos, but I finally got the chance to sit down and go through the shoots I did with Tara again. I’ve previously posted photos from the shoot but I wanted to post more, plus we did some additional portraits too. Here are a few shots I liked:

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Tara Stafford: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn

Last Saturday I had a wonderful shoot with my good friend and former roomie Tara Stafford at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn. Tara is so comfortable in front of the camera and threw a variety of great poses. Needless to say, we had a lot of laughs and agreed that we collaborate very well. I think her personality really comes through in the photos. Tara just got her Masters degree from Columbia University and is going back to Ghana in a few days for the summer and while I’m sad to see her go I’m so excited for her! I’m going to add more to the set, but here’s what I have so far.

Tara’s websites:

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Ground Zero: One Year Ago Today

Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden. On this day last year, I traveled downtown with a photojournalist I was interning for and photographed the scene down at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan.

A slideshow of what I shot from May 2011.

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Some Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the past year and a half I’ve been in New York.

— Holly D.

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New Beginnings

Hello all, this is my introductory post to my new blog. I previously created this blog back in 2008 for a college class and I’ve resurrected it as a new medium to showcase my ongoing work.

I made the move to New York City about a year and a half ago and I finally feel truly settled here in Brooklyn. I’ve been itching to streamline my work and be able to share it in a simple yet effective way, and I knew a blog was the way to go. I’ve set it up so it can be accessed through my website and vice versa, and am also working on connecting it with facebook and maybe even twitter.

I set a goal for myself to shoot a subject/topic/theme at least once a week and tell a story about it through my blog. The plan is to write at least a paragraph that describes the who/what/where/when and what I learned and want to share.

Currently I’m working full-time at a photo studio, doing all aspects of post-production, so I don’t get to shoot during the day per se but I am pushing myself to shoot during my free time after work and on the weekends.

It’s easy to feel intimidated as a photographer trying to make it in NYC, but it’s even easier to be inspired.

Thanks for visiting and check back soon. All feedback is encouraged.

xoxo Holly D.