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The day I ran into Deadpool

12695053_10153276953505025_2361274347395629641_oOne day while on lunch I decided to walk around outside of my then office in NYC.  The office is located on Astor Place and is surrounded by other media companies.  Well, who do I happen to run into but Deadpool himself, Ryan Reynolds.  He was doing promotions for a project that escapes me at the moment.  He was coming out of the AOL offices and decided to stop to say hi to some fans. All I had with me was my Nexus 6, but as someone once said ‘the best camera is the one you have with you’.

I always noticed crowds of people and photographers gathering around the back entrance to AOL, but never did I think I would actually run into a celeb.  Reynolds was very gracious with his time, signing autographs and posing for pics with as many people as possible.  Even after his handlers were trying to reign him in, he insisted on just one more pic.

In case you didn’t know, Deadpool hits theaters today and early buzz says that it’s a pretty good movie.  Here’s the trailer for your viewing pleasure and the red band one at that.

 

 

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Looking Back: Chicago Bears vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium

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The Chicago Bears run onto the field at Wembley Stadium before the start of their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2011 as part of the annual NFL’s visit to London.  The Bears would win by a score of 24-18 on a good ground game lead by Matt Forte.  For more photos from the game check out the Daily Herald’s coverage here and to see what’s new with the Chicago Bears go here.  Sorry Tampa fans, but this here is a Bears supporter, so do a web search for news about your club.

My Favorite Photos of 2013…Cellphone Edition

After many years of doubting that a cellphone could take a decent photo, I spent most of 2013 shooting with my LG Optimus 1 and more recently my Iphone 5s.

Here are some of my favorites:

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A wedding party waiting for the NQR subway at the Fifth Avenue station in New York City.

IMG249The Coney Island Wonder Wheel.

20131109-213305.jpgChanging a bulb at McDonald’s Time Square.

20130811-160508.jpgLa Banda, make their way towards the 7 in Corona, NYC.

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20131128-105213.jpgThe Cube after the rain.

wpid-IMG109_Hagrid_Clean1.jpgA Main Street bound 7 is seen thru a rainy window.

 

 

 

 

Banksy in NYC

British graffiti artist Banksy is spending a month in NYC on his “Better Out Than In” artist residency.  Artworks have been popping up all over the boroughs, including the most recent one a tribute to the Twin Towers.

Crowds gather to photograph Banksy's latest creation.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark

Crowds gather to photograph Banksy’s latest creation.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Banksy's graffiti was found in Manhattan's Tribeca neighborhood depicting a silhouette of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers with an orange chrysanthemum singed at the edges.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Banksy’s graffiti was found in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood depicting a silhouette of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers with an orange chrysanthemum singed at the edges.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

A young fan photographs Banksy's latest creation in TriBeca.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark

A young fan photographs Banksy’s latest creation in Tribeca.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark

Over in the Lower Eastside, a crew of four guys were prepping to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” to a undisclosed location.  At least it was undisclosed to me.  As you can imagine, crowds formed as news hit the interwebs.

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What remains of Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” located in the Lower East Side.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

As the crowd gathered to watch, you could hear people remark on how others climbed the fence and took pieces of the installation.  Some wondered why local graffiti artists would deface Banksy’s art.

A crew from ARTCORE Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

A crew from Artcore Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Crew from ARTCORE Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

People gathered to watch a crew from Artcore Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Crew from ARTCORE Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Crew from Artcore Fine Art Services prepare to move Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

The crowd grew, and traffic continued to increase, making things a bit tough for the guys from Artcore to do their job.  As the front loader was beginning to place the installation onto a flatbed truck, one of the straps snapped and flew into the crowd.

A member of the ARTCORE crew attends to a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

A member of the Artcore crew attends to a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Emergency crews wheel away a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy's "Crazy Horse" on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)

Ambulance services wheel away a unidentified man that was allegedly struck by a strap that snapped off while moving Banksy’s “Crazy Horse” on Tuesday October 15, 2013.(Arturo Fernandez/Thisissouthwark)