So since flying to NYC to get some photos of some photos wasn’t really in the cards financially I put the call out to reddit. I have been a redditor for three years (according to my profile, I can’t believe it’s been that long) and was a lurker even before that. Reddit is an amazing online community, people submit stories, photos, comics, for people to review, comment on and vote on.
I’ve seen people request things from other redditors, a couch to sleep on, a restaurant recommendation, relationship advice, so given my limited resources I decided to try it. I posted a call out to r/photography and r/nyc asking if any redditors could go get some video or photos of the billboard and the response was amazing. I had no less than a dozen people offer to help me out. Jclemon was the first to respond to me with photos and marvelously told me he’d have video posted for me soon.
I’m so pumped, thank you all of reddit for being an awesome online community.
So I found a webcam for Times Square. After watching the webcam for about 15 minutes I saw my photos on a billboard. The billboard appears to be on a 5-6 minute loop and it is by the Morgan Stanley corner, 1585 Broadway. The photos aren’t my most artistic shots but they are the fun, wacky, party photos that the client wanted. I’m just excited that my photos are on a billboard in Times Square and I have proof, hopefully better proof to come.
You’ll have to do some photo comparisons, like I said, hopefully I can get an NYC person to go take better photos or video.
So this is actually the second piece of news that I have this week but I still don’t have any proof of the first.
FotoMoto, my printer for all the online prints, has decided to feature my photo from Mallory and Doug’s engagement photo session as their photo of the day. Go to http://www.fotomoto.com/ and check it out for Nov 18th. I have a screenshot cause I don’t know how far they go back.
The second piece of news is that my photos that I took this last weekend for Jose Cuervo have been picked by the marketing company and ad agency to be featured on Facebook.com and on a billboard in Times Square in NYC. I was hoping to keep this news under wraps until the photos ended up on facebook or I had proof of the Times Square billboard but with the FotoMoto news I decided I should just do one bragging post. Hopefully I’ll have actual evidence of the other ones soon.