March 29, 2012

The one and only Allison Harvard.

August 24, 2011

Maroon Bells, Colorado

"The Deadly Bells"

composed of metamorphic sedimentary mudstone that has hardened into rock over millions of years

1965, eight people died in five separate accidents

mudstone is weak and fractures readily

"downsloping, loose, rotten and unstable"

the lake, a basin sculpted by glaciers, dammed by landslide debris from above the valley floor.

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July 16, 2011

Scrappy Dudes

The stage was set perfectly for a cop movie.

Inside the neutral colored car, two tired looking guys, ashtray full of butts, and empty coffee cups rattling around our feet.

Outside it’s a gloomy, rainy, Tuesday in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.

“This is where I usually see them”, Jon Melemed, Editor of Overflow Magazine tells me, “but I wonder if the rain will keep them away”.

I find my thoughts drifting towards what I’ll be doing with the rest of my day now, and which one of my image making counterparts are sipping a cappuccino in a climate controlled studio, surrounded by fragrant smelling models today.

“There’s one, let’s get a few blocks in front of him” and with the lurch of an engine and some spilt coffee, we are off.

It takes the hulking man pushing a full shopping cart with a fishook scar an astonishingly quick three and a half minutes to clear the span of 3 blocks.

We get out of the car, perhaps a bit too eager, and unintentionally spook him, he takes a few steps back and looks around for a way out.

“Hello”

“….hey………..OHHH, Hey there”

He says eyeing a $20 we are offering per portrait.

With the calm of someone feeding wild bears, we slowly and deliberately tell him the story we are working on about the scrap collectors of Gowanus.

Funny, sometimes people just want to know that there’s someone, anyone, that gives some semblance of a damn about them.

It’s like he has been waiting to get things off his chest.

Not whiny tissue heavy high priced daddy issues, just simply, what he does.

That this hulk, with the scar, pushing a 700 pound cart 3 blocks in less than four minutes is actually, well, kinda a regular blue collar cat.

He works harder than most, knows all his spots (he was coming from Fort Greene because “that’s where the copper is”), and has got to have brains.

Are you involved in an ALL cash business?

That day, we met all manner of scrap guys, the substance abuser with a temper, the guy who is saving for a van to expand his business (he scheduled an interview with us on his blackberry), and yes, the scarred gentle giant who was our, fitting, introduction to this world.

folks.

Hurt, dangerous, benevolent, friendly, confusing, or just working their ass off, it’s all here in millions of tiny little worlds that make up one, big, metal apple.

Cheers

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February 19, 2011

Jean-Lucq’s new collection that I photographed at Slate, NYC.

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February 15, 2011

Rochambeau video look book from eric vogel on Vimeo.

Video Look Book for Rochambeau brand.

Featuring Luca Schmitz from New York Models.

Shot at Sandbox Studios.

February 10, 2011

Motion study of smoke in queens on a cold day from eric vogel on Vimeo.

Motion study of smokestacks in Queens on a cold day.

January 19, 2011

Joe Avedesian and his latest creations from  Brooklyn Machine Works shot at none other then the KDU mothership.

Check out the toughest bikes on the planet built right here, in Brooklyn New York City.

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December 29, 2010

Robert Leger Tattoo Artist from eric vogel on Vimeo.

A clip of Robert Leger inking the ever popular fleur de lis on Sam Boudloche at Marvel Arts tattoo in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.

October 10, 2010

This is a great behind the scenes shot of a great shot.

A few years back I got an interest in shooting action, namely, rally sport.

After months of internet hunting I finally found a crew based out of a garage in the Meadowlands, NJ.

We loaded up our respective toys and headed to a large off road playground deep in Pennsylvania (so deep the lady at Perkins wanted to know smoking or non-smoking).

Funny, looking at the snapshot of me, I realize my self preservation gene was on temporary haitus at the moment and the only thing that mattered was the image (at least I wore bright colors).

There was even a battery powered 7B flash mounted on the inside of the car to the roll cage, that went along for the ride.

To date one of the oddest, most fun, and dirty shoots I have done.

September 28, 2010

Here’s some extra images from the latest Osolo shoot that you won’t see on my site.

Take a listen to some of his tracks on Osolo’s MySpace site, especially the joint “Straight Outta Jersey”, my new anthem.

Pop on over www.ericvogelphoto.com to get the full treatment.

September 15, 2010

Come one, Come all to BKB (Brooklyn Boulders), THE best place to climb, learn the ropes (pun intended), relax, or simply hang out (pun VERY intended).

For all the details check out there brand spanking new website at http://brooklynboulders.com/

You will NOT be let down.

June 13, 2010

South Brooklyns where it’s at and Overflow magazine covers all that stuff you want to know about this great area and some stuff you want to know, but don’t know you want to know it yet, basically, the neighborhood and magazine are both ahead of their times.

These images represent a story (and cover) I worked with Jon Melamad on about 4 around the way girls heavily steeped in the Burlesque scene. Gal Friday, Legs Malone, Runaround Sue, and KiKi Valentine were not only the ultimate professionals but so much fun to work with that I hesitate to even call it work.

Kudos to Shula Melamad for her fantastic writing of the story, an amazing entertainer in her own right.

To peek into the heart of what’s happening in South Brooklyn, roll your mouse on over to www.overflowmagazine.com or walk into any bar, store, gallery, coffee shop, ect in South BK and grab a free copy for yourself.

May 13, 2010

I have always avoided fashion, I found it to be superficial fluff that I would just as soon as avoid.

That was until Cheng-Huai Chuang came into my life.

He showed me that designers, the real designers, are every bit as hungry, talented, and creative as the photographers I idolized as a young man.

Cheng hails from Taiwan and is a remarkable human being to meet. Humble, confident, and wise beyond his years, his designs are only a small indication of the creative mind he possess. Mark my words, it will not be much longer that the rest of the world knows his name.

Not to mention that he is a super nice and fun guy on top of it all.

It was a great experience to meet him and I am honored to have photographed his collection, stay tuned for more work with him.

Check out his new collection, shot by yours truly at,

http://www.chuang.me/collections.php

May 8, 2010
Mario Barth did his first ink at the age of 12 in Austria, where tattooing was completely outlawed. It was a skull.
That skull has taken Mario around the world and back and paved the way for many successes.
An artist, dreamer, businessman, and spiritual ink guide, Mario continues his relentless pursuit of giving back to the tattoo community, all of the good fortune it has bestowed upon him.
Along side photo editor Joshua Clutter, it was pleasure to meet and and to photograph Mr. Barth for Inked Magazine, in his NJ Starland shop, under the insignia that bears the skull that has been there from the beginning.
Take a look at the Starland website for more information and to keep up on the endless projects that Mario is working on.
As always, venture into the world of Inked magazine for content that goes as deep into the tattoo community as you want to go.

Mario Barth did his first ink at the age of 12 in Austria, where tattooing was completely outlawed. It was a skull.

That skull has taken Mario around the world and back and paved the way for many successes.

An artist, dreamer, businessman, and spiritual ink guide, Mario continues his relentless pursuit of giving back to the tattoo community, all of the good fortune it has bestowed upon him.

Along side photo editor Joshua Clutter, it was pleasure to meet and and to photograph Mr. Barth for Inked Magazine, in his NJ Starland shop, under the insignia that bears the skull that has been there from the beginning.

Take a look at the Starland website for more information and to keep up on the endless projects that Mario is working on.

As always, venture into the world of Inked magazine for content that goes as deep into the tattoo community as you want to go.

April 29, 2010

This is a video of a Cover shoot of Janelle Monae for URB Magazine a few years back. Dug it up from the archives for your viewing pleasure. The opening scene is from the steps of my old apartment, to date, it is the shortest distance I have ever had to travel for work.
Enjoy!