Adorama Workshop: Photowalking with Joe DiMaggio: Exploring Brooklyn’s DUMBO
This past Sunday morning, I jumped on a NJ Transit train from Hamilton to NY Penn Station. I navigated my way to lower Manhattan, and met up with photographer (and host for the day) Joe DiMaggio at One Pace Plaza. There was a group of about ten photographers eager to start the day promptly at 9.30AM. The weather was absolutely beautiful in the city and, with camera’s in hand, we began our photowalk at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge.
After crossing the bridge, we walked into the famous Gleason’s Gym and hung out there for a few hours with some great people. Joe DiMaggio was a fun guy, very easy going and approachable. While at the gym (and throughout the day), he gave us photography tips and shared with us great stories. At the gym, we met amateur boxer Nicholas Whittingham. Nicholas was so photogenic, and actually, quite the ham – posing for us any chance he could get – even taking our picture! Nicholas was training for a fight he had during the week and mentioned he would be turning pro in a few months.
After exploring the gym, we headed to Old Fulton Street for lunch (where might I add, I saw Top Chef finalist, the awesome Angelo Sosa and had my picture taken with him) and then down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. Overall, a really fun time and a great workshop. A link to the entire gallery will be available later this week and I’ll also be posting a slideshow of all the photos (just waiting for my iLife ’11 to arrive tomorrow). Enjoy!
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