A Non-Tourist’s View of Staten Island

The Staten Island Ferry sign in Manhattan, by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Last Monday I played the role of tourist with a trip to Staten Island.  The original goal of my trip was to have a taste of Sri Lankan food.  (Who knew that the largest community of Sri Lankans in the US reside just across the water in the St. George area of Staten Island?)  But […]

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Bones II

Fine art portrait series on bones by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

I have always wanted to go back to the portrait series I did many years ago at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington, D.C.  I finally had the chance this past Friday, and took a trip to the Natural History Museum here in New York City.  In comparing the two sets of photos, this […]

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The Blizzard Cometh to NYC

Snowpocalypse 2016 hits New York, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I hope all of my fellow New Yorkers have had the chance to go play in the snow this evening!  We were walloped with 25 inches (and still waiting for the official count) of snow starting at around midnight last night.  I went out this evening at 8:30 p.m. to check out the status of […]

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Close Up On New York: Bird Edition

Photos taken on the streets of New York, by NYC street photographer, Kelly Williams

Two weeks have passed, and thus far I have kept my new year’s resolution to do more personal photography.  This week I focused on using my 50mm macro lens at a 2.5 aperture.  A 50mm lens is basically how your eye sees the world (as opposed to a telephoto lens that allows you to get […]

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Watching/Watched

Candid shot on the streets of Manhattan, by NYC street photographer, Kelly Williams

It’s the start of the year, and like everyone else, I have some new year’s resolutions which I would like to complete.  My goals for this year are to work on my personal photography projects and to try and achieve more of a life/work balance.  I started today by taking the entire day off — […]

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Conversations in Words and Pictures: March 28th

Photo by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

WORDS: In the light of day, it seemed so very reasonable, clear, straightforward. But in the middle of the night, in the dark, it all fell apart. No reason, no clarity, no straight path to righteousness.

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The 2015 Pasco County Fair: Babies and Bull Riding

The county fair championship rodeo, by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Of all the wacky fairs I have attended during my visit to Florida, the Pasco County Fair was by far the best.  A cute baby contest, full rodeo, and wild amusement rides — need I say more?

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Sant’ Yago Knight Parade

Enjoy these photos from tonight’s Sant’ Yago Knight Parade in Ybor City.  The parade is one of the final events for the Gasparilla pirate festival in Tampa, Florida.

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Valentine’s Day Pin Up Photography

A Valentine's Day pin up photography shoot in Ybor City by NYC pin up photographer, Kelly Williams

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Enjoy these pics from a recent Valentine’s Day-themed pin up shoot.  The model is the lovely Corinna Do. Corinna is a fantastic model based in Tampa, whose specialty is her vintage look.  I simply adore the classical feel of pin up photography, and it is actually an easy look to achieve […]

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Tampa’s Thai Temple: The Wat Mongkolratanaram

A woman walks outside the Wat Mongkolratanaram, as photographed by NYC photojournalist, Kelly Williams

With the coldest air of the season beating down on New York City, I thought sharing photos from one of Tampa’s most serene spaces was in order.  Welcome to the Wat Mongkolratanaram of Florida, a Buddhist temple located alongside the Palm River near Brandon.  The ‘wat,’ or monastery temple, was established in its present location […]

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