For two days every spring and summer, the sunset lines up with Manhattan’s street grid, creating a gorgeous celestial spectacle. For a brief moment, the sun’s golden rays illuminate the city’s buildings and traffic with a breathtaking glow. Manhattanhenge’s name is a homage to Stonehenge, the monument in England believed to have been constructed by prehistoric people and used in rituals related to the sun. During the summer solstice, the sunrise there is perfectly framed by its stone slabs.
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When a snow storm hits New York City. I grab my camera and hit the streets. Below are a few from my snow storm photo walk.
Demetrius Freeman is a freelance Visual Journalist, who most frequently covers the metro section of The New York Times. For two years, he was a photographer for New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio. His work has been published in CNN, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Tampa Bay Times, and ProPublica. Demetrius has participated in several workshops and seminars including The Mountain Workshop, The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, The New York Times Portfolio Review, The Missouri Photo Workshop, and is an alumni of The Eddie Adams Workshop XXVII. He also supports and contributes in photography volunteer work and provide mentorship to high school photography students. Learn more and send him a note through his website, or follow him on Instagram @demetriusfreeman.
Portland, Maine. 2018
I am guilty of spending a lot of time connected. Browsing Facebook, Instagram, Blogs, etc. and for me this always lead to a weird internal creative block. I see so much work that I become frozen and overwhelmed. I love seeing what others are doing and to gain inspiration but too much scrolling (for me) is creative death. So to change that I escaped.
A few months ago I took a trip to Denmark to take some time to relax and reset. Denmark, although cold in January, is a perfect place to clear your head and reconnect with yourself. With limited internet access and a lack of speaking Danish I was in the perfect place to chill and take photos. Here are some of the outtakes and selected gallery photos.
The landscape around you has this silent calm feel to it. I would find myself standing still taking in the environment around me.
So there you have it! Find your moment of quit and create! I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to follow me on Instagram! Be chill and keep shooting!
A much needed vacation trip to Pensacola, Florida.Read More