I used to dream and wish about this a couple of years ago. I never imagined I would be able to put up my own studio.
But this night was different. New Yorkers poured onto the Times Square streets to cheer on cars and buses passing by honking their horns and waving flags in approval with the crowd.
Donald Trump just claimed that New York City is a ghost town in the Final Presidential Debate. So I took my camera out to see if there was a hint of truth to his claim.
VIDEO: Photographers’ ‘10,000 Headshots’ Initiative Offers Free Headshots to Unemployed During Pandemic
Rom Matibag knows what it’s like to be without a job, which is why he’s joined the the “10,000 Headshots” initiative and is taking professional headshots for free for people who are unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Look Good, Feel Good: Former Seminarian Uses Photography Skills to Help Unemployed New Yorkers During Pandemic
Richmond Hill resident Rom Matibag used his talents to help out-of-work New Yorkers during the nationwide 10,000 Headshots photo initiative by Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties.
Rom was working hard July 22, taking professional headshots with the “10,000 Headshots” initiative. 200 photographers in locations across the country are taking headshots free-of-charge to help people gain a job and some self-esteem.
My first attendance of the New York Comic Con last year was a blast. This year, the entire conference goes virtual due to the pandemic. It’s not the same. This is NYCC 2019 last year through my lenses. It took me a full year before I finally post them.
I was very fortunate to be part of the pionerring team of Peter Hurley and Tony Tafe’s 10,000 Head Shots initiative all over the country. We started at 400 and made the final 200 cut. It wasn’t really easy but it was indeed a learning experience working with the pros.
On June 8, 2020, New York City finally entered the Phase 1 of its reopening. New Yorkers who hunkered down gradually emerges from their isolation. These are the images of the first ten days of the first phase of easing the city’s lockdown restrictions.
On the night of June 1, 2020, barely a week into the BLM protest, rioters and looters infiltrated the peaceful protesters against racism. These are the images I captured on the morning after looters broke into Macys and other stores in Manhattan.