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AS SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED, I HAVEN’T BEEN POSTING TO MY BLOG.

I AM WORKING ON CHANGING THE FORMAT TO HIGHLIGHT MY WORK AS WELL AS WORK OF OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS. A FORMAT TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND ANSWER QUESTIONS.

IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT:


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THANK YOU!

AMY SUSSMAN

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Click here for a slide show follow-up from Fashion Week

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Yup, it’s that time of year again. Times goes by too fast and I feel like it was just February. Let the games begin and style shine on.

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I have come to the conclusion that I really enjoy photographing children. It is an area that I figured I’d try and ended-up actually enjoying. What I have come to realize is, that despite the constant attempt for the child’s attention, despite the countless “look over here” and “Peek-boos” (said in a high pitch tone) in the end, the result is capturing a pure, raw, sometimes comical expression of the human state that can only be found in a child. It is untainted, uninhibited and without self-awareness nor self-consciousness. I enjoy going over my edits and reviewing those moments caught on camera. Max and Adelaide were great subjects, perfectly childlike, inquisitive and open. I am editing with a smile.

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Click on image and watch my first photo film.

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I had the privilege of photographing Jo Weldon (a.k.a Jo Boobs) this past Friday, burlesque performer extraordinaire and founder of New York City’s  School of Burlesque . . . Watch on . . . .

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Did you know people raise chickens in New York City? At least the outer boroughs like the Bronx and Brooklyn. Well, they do. People raise chickens. Grow their own food. Even make their own honey. On small plots of land, nudged in between buildings, local farms produce over 10,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. Some of which are sold at local markets, the rest donated to charitable organizations. Right in our own backyards, people are growing food that is truly locally grown and sold. You don’t even need to drive upstate, just the Bronx.

This idea of locally grown food and new media attention toward it, started me on an idea of a photo project. So, for the last month, for Corbis, I have been documenting some of these farms. Soon I will have a finished project at hand, but for now, know that yes, people are raising chickens in their backyards. . . . .

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As one friend put it, “there is a party in heaven right now.” And while no one knows what happens beyond this life, one thing is for sure, there was quite a party in Harlem remembering Michael Jackson’s life and legacy. While some people were grief stricken, most were dancing to all the songs that throughout the decades had made Jackson a superstar. An incredible talent, Michael will live on forever. His physical body just a mere vessel that created words, sounds and sentiment that can never truly die. His death made headlines from Canada to Kenya, every newspaper around the globe, in every language possible. Forever will his voice resonate. Finally he can rest.

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