Behind the Scenes Look with Photographer Marcus Lewis

Clear as Day

Clear as Day

Mid-last year (2016), I took a trip back up to Montreal for a friend’s birthday and was lucky enough to book a hotel right smack downtown. Obviously I tried to take advantage, with a few really nice walks / photography trips through Old Montreal and the streets near McGill College.

There’s always tons of people enjoying the outdoors, even during the worst of weather. I guess they’ve gotten used the extremes already, haha. But yea, there are many amazing sites to see throughout McGill College Avenue, Saint Catherine, Saint Lauren, Mount Royal and so much more. It’s just a matter of  having the time to visit each place on your travels!

I can’t wait for the next time I’m back up there for some cool adventures and photo makings. Hope you enjoy this set of images as much as I do.

Ahhh, memories 🙂

[view post + extra images]

Manhattan: The City of Gotham

Manhattan: The City of Gotham

I suppose you can say this shot was on my “bucket list.” A shot we’ve all seen millions of times. It’s pretty easy to find (Located in Dumbo Brooklyn along the pier), but 100% doesn’t matter how many are out there. This one is mine! Allll mine!

But seriously, I traveled down to Brooklyn specifically for this type of long exposure shot of Manhattan. It was the first time I’ve visited this spot after finding out it existed a few weeks before. Timing seemed so perfect though. There were just enough cloud cover that would allow me to capture some amazing streaks without blowing it out of proportion.

Looking back, I totally would change a few things, as I was just learning how to use my 16mm FujiFilm lens, but I’m still 100% stoked about my results.

Enjoy the extra photos I took on my adventures there.

You can also check out the Phoenix of Manhattan variation. Both available for purchase.

Purchase a Print»

[view post + extra images]

Respect

Respect

Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge is an incredible site to see. All the people, the panoramic views, the noise, you really can’t beat it. I was lucky enough to turn around and see a fellow photographer kneeling down to take a shot of the arches. It’s been a ton of fun just walking around for hours, finding cool images to make and people to see.

[view post + extra images]

Time to Go

Time to Go

You can see the world a million different ways from the same place. This is no exception. I try to go out, even if it’s to the same place, and find new perspectives, closer, wider, it doesn’t matter. The editing process helps a great deal too.

Where’s your favorite place to shoot?

[view post + extra images]

Open Rooftop Season

Open Rooftop Season

Early morning wakeup for sunrise, aren’t amazing. But, the colors and views when you get to your location are. I took my butt up to the Penthouse floor of my cousin’s building to see if I could access the rooftop. Luckily the building was awesome enough to not lock the door at the top of the stairs. I was able to spend a good amount of time up there before the sun fully rose and ruined my shots.

[view post + extra images]

Final Staircase

Final Staircase

Getting lost in any city is just about the most fun you can have. There’s adventures everywhere, and you’re not tied down to any type of plan or schedule. This is how I found, Fulton Station near the World Trade Center. I don’t commute anywhere, so this is definitely an awesome find for me. I’ve seen in many times while flicking through Instagram, but never got the chance to visit until now.

[view post + extra images]

Brooklyn Bridge Love

Brooklyn Bridge Love

Here’s another section of the Brooklyn love locks. Unfortunately you wont be able to see these any longer. They were removed, I believe due to weight issues. That might be why all the bridges around the world have decided to remove their love locks. I suppose you don’t really need the locks to claim your love right?

[view post + extra images]

Brooklyn Underground

Brooklyn Underground

Met up with a friend (@ethanledley) to go explore Brooklyn. It was a great time since I’ve never gone to shoot any underground photos before. We found this one image at the end of the night after the last train stop.

A great experience everyone should have.

[view post + extra images]

Never Locked Away

Never Locked Away

There used to be this “photo-hole” framing the streets of Chinatown, but has recently been closed up (wish it was still there!). But, anyways, this spot is still a great place to view Chinatown as well as an incredible view of the Manhattan cityscape, right above the FDR Drive. It’s such a peaceful walk across the bridges.

[view post + extra images]

Help Us!

Help Us!

On an awesome solo photowalk I ran into a fellow instagrammer (@vanillanthrax) who took me to some fun new places in Manhattan to take some shots. We were able to play around with a few different types of shots that helped me open up what I look for in an image. It’s fun collaborating with like-minded people.

[view post + extra images]

« Newer Stories | Older Stories »