Friday, December 30, 2011

Laughter at Play  by Susan Farley                           

Dear Friends:
"Nothing Great Has Ever Been Accomplished Without Enthusiasm" 
Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Wishing you a New Year 2012 filled with greatness and enthusiasm

Thursday, December 1, 2011

 Brighton Beach Chess Players
by Susan Farley
Photo on Canvas will be shown at:

Holiday Exhibition
Artist's Choice
Opening Reception 
Friday, December 2nd, 7pm - 10:00pm
Please come and join us for this fine art holiday exhibition
refreshments will be served.

Focal Point Gallery
321 City Island Ave.
Bronx NY 10464
(718) 885-1403

show will run until Jan. 6th 2012

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Unique Headshot session

What is a Headshot? A requirement for all actors and other performance professionals, corporate executives, politicians and just about anyone who needs to show who they are along with the printed word.  A boring, ordinary or poorly shot image reflects negatively on the subject.
A vivid, honest well produced moment-in-time of a unique person  reflects positively.

Photos by Susan Farley

Yes, this is a "headshot" session, having fun, being your best self and being in the moment creates the most genuine images.

While photographing Ghislaine I encouraged her to jump, move and create images in her mind which reflected in her expressions.

A spontaneous moment when a friendly NYPD officer stopped his car while on break and offered to help-!
photos by Susan Farley

Favorite portrait headshot from shoot-
Unique captured moment  showing subtext and depth of character.

Dramatic, honest and powerful image.
Ghislaine Sanon is a film, television and stage actress

The friendly commercial image
Loosening up for energy and focus.
Ghislaine is also a captivating talk show host.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Guillaume Tell at Caramoor Music Festival

Daniel Mobbs as William Tell
photo by Susan FarleySoprano Julianna Di Giacomo as Mathilde
photo by Susan FarleyConductor Will Crutchfield conducts as Julianna performs

One of the most popularly famous classical scores The William Tell Overture by Rossinit was exciting to hear in person as I photographed the opera for the NY Times last Saturday.
please click on title of blog to read the positive review from the Times music reviewer.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Swarmatron Story for NY Times Photos by Susan Farley

(Story copied from NY Times written by Tammy La Gorce/ photos by Susan Farley

IT might be a while before Rolling Stone compiles its list of 100 Greatest Swarmatron Players.

As of now, only a small number exist, and only 20 of the handmade analog synthesizers have traveled beyond the homes of their inventors. But Swarmatrons are catching on.

Since Feb. 27, the night of the 83rd Academy Awards, Leon Dewan, 45, and his first cousin once removed, Brian Dewan, 48, have been clambering to fill orders for the $3,250 machines, which generate what they call “a seriously anxiety-inducing sound.”

The Swarmatron, developed by the cousins in 2003, produces eight tones of slightly different pitch tuned to one note, which creates a choral effect. It was the instrument behind the eerie, beehive-ish music that won the 2010 Oscar for Best Original Score for “The Social Network.”

In an interview at his home here, Leon Dewan, who had watched the presentation at an Oscar party in Irvington, said the award was “a real victory for unconventional and forward-thinking movie scores.”

It was something of a personal victory, too. “It felt like the Swarmatron was the foundation on which they built a whole bunch of other musical stuff,” Mr. Dewan said, referring to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who together created the score.

Mr. Reznor, best known as the front man of the alternative rock band Nine Inch Nails, discovered the Swarmatron through a short YouTube video about the instrument posted by the Los Angeles-based music shop Big City Music, which is currently the only outlet for buying a Swarmatron.

“He started messing around with it, and it was right up his alley,” Mr. Dewan said. “He’s an avid synth player.”

A Swarmatron is a boxy thing, about the size of an old-fashioned record player, with a multitude of knobs and switches. Mr. Dewan has one in his living room perched, like a variety of other vaguely mad-scientist-like creations invented by the Dewan cousins, on the kind of aluminum walkers frequently seen in nursing homes.

(to read entire story please click on title above "Swarmatron" and it will link you to the NY Times story published June, 19, 2011)