Monday, November 9, 2009

"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio_Excerpts from the book "I Am Amerikan"

"Gangsta's Paradise" by Coolio_excerpts from the book "I am Amerikan" from rafael fuchs on Vimeo.

This is a slide presentation of about 50 of the images from my (self) published book "I Am Amerikan" that I put together, accompanied by Coolios's song "Gangsta' Paradise".

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tiwimuta book is out with the imge I took embossed on the cover.

See what NY Times says at "The Moment" blog:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fuchs_Open Studio event June 6-7th. 2009

Fuchs_Open Studio event June 6-7th. 2009 and other events downstairs and on Bogart and McKibbin streets.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Robert Frank with my book "I Am Amerikan"

A couple of weeks ago I had a huge epiphany when (the) Robert Frank took his time and was going over my new (self) published book "I Am Amerikan" (title pending) that I just released.
I've known Robert for many years, and he is , by far, my top hero when it comes to photography. He is also a very generous man, since he took his time to look at my book, and gave me some comments.
From a few questions and suggestions that he had, and from the length of time he was spending on each picture I gather that out of about 100 images in my book, there are about 15 that I should keep. That's a good start :)
I do need an editor though !
I am in a process of re-editing the book, but this special (second) edition of 300 books (almost all sold out) will be always unique.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Jammin' of the drunk

L train_Union Square station_Easter night
I am going to examine this guy's movements very closely in order to add it to my dancin' repertoire, especially the scarf moves and brushing of the bald head.
I couldn't resist Jammin' with him as a homage to a true New York moment :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In between helping me design my upcoming books, Daria likes to read stories , and I love listening to them, nevertheless that I don't always understand what's going on.
This one was "The Life And Adventures Of Shed Number XII" by Victor Pelevin.
Russia, Victor Pelevin,shed,fuchs,Daria,Julie Sylvester

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Raw book

First time look (by Julexa) at "Raw" book, Daria's version.
I handed Julexa the RAW book (right after we had a great photo session for her upcoming album) and asked her if she would trust me as a photographer had I shown her that book prior to our session. She was looking while Boofbaxter was drumming, and then she said: "That's an ugly piece of grill."

Monday, February 23, 2009

Surprising "interview" in my loft by a Russian reporter and a French camera woman.

This is a surprise interview that was conducted in my photo loft in Bushwick, Brooklyn by a Russian reporter and a French camera person.
Surprisingly, the microphone was re-placed by a cling wrap box. Interestingly, the image that was singled out in the beginning of the survey was a portrait of Colin Powell I did for Life magazine a while ago.
Some parts of the interview were clipped out from this presentation :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My doctor is a photo enthusiastic as well

Since I got a new Health Insurance plan, I assigned myself a new Physician, and when I went for a checkup yesterday I found out that he is a photo enthusiastic.
Makes it really interesting to wait in the room for him :)
Check out the short video (the b&w with the yellow highlights effect is just something that I tried with my new Canon 10D).

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jazz on the L train Station

Check out this band that was entertaining me and the other passengers last night in the Union Square Station. The Stumble Bum Brass Band .

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Lomography Gallery store opening _NYC Jan 26th. 09_

Who said that analog photography is not fun :)
Check out my last night's "on the town"...