Happy Birthday Lovisa!

To Lovisa,

A Lovely and Talented Dancer from the Hanna Q Dance Company that I had an opportunity to photograph.

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday.  You are a Shining Star!

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

Hanna Q Dance Company

Hanna Q Dance Company © JoAnne Kalish

 

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Post No Bills

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© 2018 Joe DiMaggio

Joe’s and my first date was in NYC, during Chinese New Year on a rainy evening.  Joe made this beautiful portrait of me, in the rain with red cheeks and next to a Post No Bills sign. 

 Ever since then, every time we’re together and when we come across a Post No Bills sign, he does a portrait of me.  I thought I would share it with you.

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© Joe DiMaggio

In looking for the first portrait, I came across another that I fondly remember and it was when I brought Joe to meet artist Will Barnet.

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© 2006 Joe DiMaggio

More from My Abstract Series

I’ve been having fun playing around with random shapes and colors and it has become a challenge to see what I can come up with.  Which ones remain my favorites and which ones I get tired of.

All in all, it is a new direction for me and I’m curious where it may lead…

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Fragile Beauty at Chelsea Film Festival Oct. 21 1:30

IMG_4352Anyone within 50 miles of NYC should consider spending a half hour to see an absolutely new style documentary by Alan and Wendy Kaplan.  It’s not same old same old.  It’s a new vision straight out of one of the finest photographers we know and anyone who knows Wendy Kaplan will tell you she’s a loving, caring person, and always gives back!  When she gets on film or in front of a camera watch out!  She becomes a tornado!  I loved the film and I’m sure you will too.   JoAnne Kalish

New York City Mecca High

Just some FUN STUFF with Jon Mecca.  Jon was kind enough to oblige.  He’s a skateboarder and photographer himself so it was easy for him to get the picture.  Ha Ha

Kind of Love it!  I think he does too!  A larger version is up on my website so please have a look.    dimaggio-kalish.com Skateboarder© JoAnne Kalish

 

Jake LaMotta – The Boxer That Inspired “Raging Bull”

Champion Heavyweight Boxer Jake LaMotta © JoAnne Kalish

On this particular occasion I tagged along with my partner Joe DiMaggio to give him a hand filming his documentary film “In This Corner.”  I think at the time he was working with a brand new camera and was not totally comfortable with it yet.   I also wanted to meet and photograph the legendary Boxer Jake LaMotta as “Raging Bull” happens to be one of my favorite films.

He was definitely the strong character I expected.  He brought along a good looking woman he introduced as his fiance.  She and I were pretty close in age.  I liked her.  He came very early which was very unexpected and we were not even close to being set up yet.  We spent the entire afternoon filming in P.J Clarke’s a famous Saloon close to his apartment.  We had very little light in the bar, despite the fact we sat him at a window table and it was difficult working with such little light.  Jake was brutally honest in the interview, including saying some things we were very surprised at while the camera rolled.  These are some of the photos I made that day.

 

 

Photographer/Filmmaker Joe DiMaggio and Heavyweight Boxer Jake Lamotta © JoAnne Kalish

Boxer Jake LaMotta  © JoAnne Kalish

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© JoAnne Kalish