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New York International Auto Show 2017

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry ( ann-parry.com )
April 13, 2017

Wednesday I covered the New York International Auto Show 2017, which I’d been looking forward to ever since NYIAS 2016. It was raining a bit when my train reached the city, so I bought an umbrella at Penn Station, mainly to protect my gear during my walk to Javits Center.

Manhattan, New York, USA. April 12, 2017. L-R, KLAUS ZELLMER, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Cars North America, Inc, and ANDREAS PREUNINGER, GT Project Director Porsche AG, introduce two new cars making their North American Premiere: Panamera Sport Turismo (silver car on left) and 911 GT3 (red car on right) during the Porsche Press Conference at the New York International Auto Show, NYIAS, during the first Press Day at the Javits Center. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Manhattan, New York, USA. April 12, 2017. L-R, KLAUS ZELLMER, Pres. & CEO of Porsche Cars N.A., Inc, and ANDREAS PREUNINGER, GT Project Dir. Porsche AG, speak at Porsche Press Conference at New York International Auto Show during Press Day at  Javits Center. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

After a quick-ish walk up to and around the center’s vast 3rd Floor, I caught the Porsche Press Conference, which coincidentally was also the first one I caught last year. At the Exotics section I focused mainly on the Spyker C8 Preliator, Keonigsegg Agera RS, and the Rolls-Royce Dawn with its Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament.

Manhattan, New York, USA. April 12, 2017. Koenigsegg Agera RS, white and black with alcantara blue interior, is on display in the Exotics car section at the New York International Auto Show, NYIAS, during the first Press Day at the Javits Center. Only 25 Koenigsegg Agera RS sports cars will be produced in this exclusive series by the Swedish company. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Manhattan, New York, USA. April 12, 2017. Koenigsegg Agera RS, white & black with alcantara blue interior, is displayed in Exotics section at New York International Auto Show at Javits Center. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Lexus displayed its eye-catching New York Fashion Week cars, and I grabbed the chance to interview Beau Valenzuela, who’s part of the SCPS Unlimited crew that created the programmable light display with roughly 42.000 LEDS on the Lexus LIT IS 350.

What LED patterns do you see displayed on Lexus exterior during the above video interview? (One of these is a correct pattern: butterflies, crowns, Albert Einsteins, question marks.)

As I left Javits Center early that evening, I paused to capture the colorful reflections on its glass walls, then headed back to Penn Station.

Manhattan, New York, USA. April 12, 2017. Nearby construction at corner or 11th Avenue and W 35th Street is reflected on exterior glass walls of Javits Center on early spring evening. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Manhattan, New York, USA. April 12, 2017. Construction near corner of 11th Ave. & W 35th St. is reflected on exterior glass walls of Javits Center. (© 2017 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Soon after the train started, I opened a not-cold-enough can of soda that sprayed on my Nikon and me. Yikes! Two neighbors gave me tissues, and a fellow across the aisle handed me lens spray and wipes. It turned out he shoots videos and was also returning from NYIAS, so we talked cars and photography and videos till I got up for my stop.

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New York International Auto Show 2016

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 28, 2016

I LOVE COVERING CAR SHOWS – whether capturing photos of a couple in their rusty classic truck in a field or a CEO unveiling his company’s sports car in what looks like the set of a high-end ad shoot.

A red Toyota C-HR Concept car is on display at the New York International Auto Show 2016, at the Jacob Javits Center. This was Press Preview Day one of NYIAS, and the Trade Show will be open to the public for ten days, March 25th through April 3rd. (Ann Parry)

Manhattan, NY, USA. March 23, 2016.  Toyota C-HR Concept car is on display at New York International Auto Show 2016, at the Jacob Javits Center. (© 2016 Ann Parry/ Ann-Parry.com)

At the current New York International Auto Show, the only fields are projected on vast screens that seconds later might show cars speeding along mountain roads, or sun flares caressing beautiful women.

Early in the morning last Wednesday – Press Preview Day One of the New York International Auto Show – I packed my badge, Nikon DSLR with two lenses: 24-200/f2.8mm and 16mm 180-degree fisheye, and then took the LIRR to Penn Station and walked to the Javits Center.

Lexus RX, a closeup of hood and emblem shown, is decorated with old-fashioned pink telephone handsets on outspace background by Jeremy Scott, is on display at the New York International Auto Show 2016, at the Jacob Javits Center. For New York Fashion Week, Lexus commissioned designer Scott to wrap10 Lexus RX cars in prints from his Fall collection inspired by space cowgirl, a sign explained. This was Press Preview Day one of NYIAS, and the Trade Show will be open to the public for ten days, March 25th through April 3rd. (Ann Parry)

Manhattan, NY, USA. March 23, 2016. Lexus RX, decorated with telephone handsets on outer space background by Jeremy Scott, is shown at New York International Auto Show 2016 at Jacob Javits Center.. (© 2016 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

It was fun work, with lots of walking and opportunities for capturing photos of gleaming autos and people.

At the end of the day was a special surprise: Bodypainting artist Trina Merry and her Trina Merry Studio recreated the NYIAS official poster as living art, with the painted and positioned bodies of her models forming the red car shown heading up the road.

Artist TRINA MERRY, and her Trina Merry Studios, created a piece of living art, where models' bodies are painted and then positioned to resemble a red car, on view at the Media Party after the first day of the New York International Auto Show 2016, at the Jacob Javits Center. The artwork recreated the NYIAS poster. This was Press Preview Day one of NYIAS, and the Trade Show will be open to the public for ten days, March 25th through April 3rd. (Ann Parry)

Manhattan, NY, USA. March 23, 2016. Artist TRINA MERRY and her Studio create a piece of living art, after first day of New York International Auto Show at Jacob Javits Center.  (© 2016 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

What an auto-magic ending to a great day!

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Bryant Park Ice Skating Rink, NYC, Nov. 9, 2013

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
November 17, 2013

Last Saturday night, after a much anticipated Nikon workshop by Steve Simon in Manhattan, I walked around the block to capture night photos at Bryant Park, whose Winter Village has long been a visual and sentimental favorite of mine.

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At Bryant Park's ice skating rink that night, the colorful rink is filled with people skating and talking with friends. Manhattan, New York, USA. November 9, 2013. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

NYC, USA. Nov. 9, 2013 – Bryant Park ice skating rink at  Winter Village. (© 2013 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

The pink and green shadows each skater cast on the ice immediately caught my attention, and I photographed the festive, energetic, colorful scenes at the Ice Skating Rink and Holiday Shops with my Nikon D4 until around 9:30 that evening, November 9, 2013.

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Coney Island History Day 2013

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
August 13, 2013

Where could you see a beautiful stilt walker from Lady Circus, magician Professor Phineas Feelgood, musicians Organ Grinder Lola & Master Bob, a face painter, flocks of seagulls, and thousands of people enjoying NYC outdoor fun last Saturday? At the Coney Island 3rd Annual History Day!

Brooklyn, New York, USA. 10th August 2013. BOB STUHMER, a member of AMICA, poses under the Coney Island History Project banner over the booth where visitors can get information about world famous neighborhood, beach and boardwalk and amusement park, during 3rd Annual Coney Island History Day celebration. (© 2013Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Brooklyn, New York, USA. 10th August 2013. BOB STUHMER, AMICA member, poses under Coney Island History Project banner over booth at 3rd Annual Coney Island History Day celebration. (© 2013Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

The Coney Island History Project celebrated the past & present of the Brooklyn neighborhood, boardwalk and beach, and amusement park, and visitors were greeted with ocean breezes that helped make the summer day even more pleasant.

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NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
March 24, 2013

The snow didn’t stop the thousands of people marching in the 252nd Annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade last Saturday, March 16, 2013, and well over a million people lined Fifth Avenue to watch and celebrate.

March 16, 2013 - New York, NY, U.S. - At the 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, thousands of marchers show their Irish pride, as they march up Fifth Avenue, and over a million people, often in green and orange, watch and celebrate. Those marching, many who wore kilts, uniforms, colorful costumes, sashes, included Bag and Pipe Bands; Irish dancers; fire, police, military, religious, educational, and social groups. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

March 16, 2013 – New York, NY, U.S. – Port Authority Police Emerald Society gets ready to march in 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (© 2013 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Because of massive ongoing restoration to St. Patrick’s Cathedral’s exterior, construction scaffolding pretty much ruled out picturesque photos of it, but I made sure to document the progress and the high, thin sign wrapped around the landmark: “ST. PATRICK’S IS OPEN,”

March 16, 2013 - New York, NY, U.S. - 'Leprechaun' NOEL RYAN, an alumnus of Quinnipiac College, kisses hand of young girl in crowd at the 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade. Thousands of marchers show their Irish pride, as they march up Fifth Avenue, and over a million people, often in green and orange, watch and celebrate. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

March 16, 2013 – New York, NY, U.S. – ‘Leprechaun’ NOEL RYAN, an alumnus of Quinnipiac College, kisses hand of young girl in crowd at the 252nd annual NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. (© 2013 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

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2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti, Brooklyn 2012

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 31, 2012

When I heard that 13-year-old SHEIMYRAH MIGHTY, whom I first photographed singing at a 2008 rally at Long Island’s Eisenhower Park, would sing the U.S. National Anthem at the 2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti on January 11, 2012, I looked into covering that Brooklyn Borough Hall event.

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January 11, 2012 - Brooklyn, New York, USA: Commemorating the 2nd anniversary of the Mw 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, people hold up glo-sticks at 2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti, Wednesday night at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (Ann E Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Brooklyn, New York, USA. January 11, 2013. 2nd Annual Interfaith Memorial Service for Haiti, at Brooklyn Borough Hall. (© 2012 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

I went with a friend and fellow-photographer, Mike Leverett Dorn, and since we were running a bit late, we rushed from the MTA Borough Hall subway stop into the Hall. And as we raced up the long flight of stairs I could hear Sheimyrah singing. Just (barely) in time!

New York City Police Commissioner RAY KELLY was the Keynote Speaker, and other participants in the memorial service included a variety of Haitian musical and literary artists (Sheimyrah Mighty is Jamaican Haitian American); politicians; architect Rodney Leon who designed the African Memorial Burial Ground in NYC; Christian, Muslim, and Jewish spiritual and community leaders; and providers of Haitian humanitarian relief.

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Newlyweds in Times Square, NYC, Warm Winter Day 2012-01-24

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
January 25, 2012

Yesterday afternoon, while walking back to Penn Station after visiting my dear friends Mel and Cindy staying near Central Park, I was happy to have a camera with me when I saw newlyweds and their bridal party posing for photos in Father Duffy Square in Times Square.

Manhattan, New York, USA: A bride and groom pose for pictures in Times Square, NYC, on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, after their City Hall marriage ceremony. Temperatures were unseasonably warm, reaching 52°F / 11°C mid-afternoon. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Manhattan, New York, USA, January 24, 2012, Newlywed at Times Square, NYC. (© 2012 Ann Parry, Ann-Parry.com)

Temperatures were unseasonably warm that day, reaching 52°F / 11°C mid-afternoon, but the bride, wearing a strapless bridal gown, clearly was happy to put on her coat when the photo session, mainly recorded by one of the bridesmaids, was over.

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