Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer: Blog http://debrarothenberg.com/blog en-us Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer/Photojournalist rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Tue, 04 Oct 2016 01:39:00 GMT Tue, 04 Oct 2016 01:39:00 GMT http://debrarothenberg.com/img/s12/v176/u573070037-o1050198201-50.jpg Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer: Blog http://debrarothenberg.com/blog 90 120 It's Been a Long time since I have posted.... http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2016/10/its-been-a-long-time-since-i-have-posted WOW! It has been over 8 months since I posted a blog post. It has been an incredibly BUSY and wonderful year. Between my corporate, public relations and concert photography, I co-led my first International photo tour with my www.InFocusVisions.com partner Fredda Gordon and we went to CUBA! Fredda and I started our company 2 years ago teaching local workshops and took it international this year. We had an amazing time and our group photographed and experienced the people, culture, food and life of Cuba. We are planning another tour in February 2017-stay tuned to www.infocusvisions.com and Facebook for more info and registration soon.

In March I photographed the wedding of my Sorority sister Rebecca Hampton to her love, Richard. It was a wonderful wedding with great people.

Bruce Springsteen used 2 of my images as the cover shot of 2 live CDs he released this year. One found him going deep into my archives to pick anever before published photo. He then went out on tour as THERIVER2016. The River was my first tour in 1980 as a college Freshman, and the first time I ever shot him so I was very excited to see this tour. The timing wasn't supposed to work out since I was to head off to Peru on assignment for cmmb.org but luck was on my side-we had a major snowstorm which delayed my trip. The shows were excellent. When he came back to the area to play stadiums, I found myself going again and was thrilled to capture some images with fans he pulled up on stage.

 

In late September he released his autobiography "Born To Run" and was embarking on a "meet and greet" book tour where he was going to meet fans and have his photo taken with them. I was so skeptical at first and wondered "why is he doing this" but after shooting the first one at the Barnes and Noble on Rt 9 in his hometown of Freehold, NJ, I found myself saying "this is amazing. He is giving so much to his fans." He was engaging, he smiled, he spent time-and he posed for photos with his fans. When the book tour is over, he will have met and posed for photos with over 10,000 fans. Who does this? It's been quite some time since I have felt the total excitement others felt, but seeing and photographing this has brought back the excitement I have been missing for so long. THANK YOU BRUCE.

 

I hope you all enjoy an assortment of photos from the last few months...      Rebecca and Richard's wedding   
                                              Lorene Scafaria, Susan Sarandon and Rose Byrne
 Bannerman Castle Dave Navarro Mark Ruffalo sad day when we heard that Prince died The talented Linda Chorney Paul Ford--from my archives

Darren Criss at Elsie fest Karen Mansfield...a major talent Sting CUBA! It was amazing OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bruce Springsteen used 2 of my photos on the cover of his Live CDs this year Bruce pulled up college student Matthew Aucoin to play "No Surrender" and Matthew was fantastic Bruce meets and greets fans...many of whom are friends

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Bruce Springsteen Cuba Dave Navarro Mark Ruffalo Sting cats http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2016/10/its-been-a-long-time-since-i-have-posted Tue, 04 Oct 2016 01:38:19 GMT
On assignment: Peru for CMMB.org http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2016/2/on-assignment-peru-for-cmmb-org Haiti

For the second time in less than 5 months, I packed my cameras and headed off on assignment for cmmb.org. In October, I shot for them in Haiti and it was life changing. CMMB helps women and children with healthcare, medicine and education. Needless to say, when I was asked again if I wanted to shoot for them-this time in Peru, I jumped on it. We were supposed to leave at the end of January and then the massive snow storm hit, grounding all flights. The only positive thing about that was I managed to shoot 2 Bruce Springsteen shows which was great-he is doing the entire "The River" album and that was the first tour I ever shot and attended in 1980.

In Peru, no matter where you head to, you start and end in Lima. We flew in and had a day to unwind, taking in the sights and meeting some great people.

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Community Health Worker Sara administrating iron since anemia is a serious health problem for children under 3.

                          Community Health Worker Sara administrating iron since anemia is a serious health problem for children under 3 in Huancayo

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                                           the ecological toilet that members of CMMB's CHAMPS program learn how to build, and use Huancayo
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Community Health Worker Sara
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Juana, 43 kisses her son son Jose Luis, age 3. He is the youngest of 5 children. They are a family that participates in CMMB's CHAMPS program
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Rayda (mother) and her daughter Daniela, 8. Daniela
                                 Peusto de la Salud Clas La Esperanza....women and children waiting in line at the clinic in the hills of Huancayo Huancayo
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Rayda (mother) and her daughter Daniela, 8 embrace. Before working with CMMB Rayda told us that she viewed and treated Daniela more like a pet and now she realizes that Daniela can learn and feel just like others. She is very grateful that CMMB educated her.

CMMB has several therapists who are really making a difference in the lives of women and children. The activities they have are just amazing, and to see so many kids who were once 100% dependent on someone else thrive is just remarkable. Above, Rayda and her daughter Daniela, 8 embrace. Daniela has a learning disability and before working with CMMB,  Rayda told us that she viewed and treated Daniela more like a pet and now she realizes that Daniela can learn and feel just like others. She is very grateful that CMMB educated her.

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Auria, 47, and her son Jordy, 15. He is the youngest of 5 children. Jordy has mental retardation. Snce working with CMMB he has started to talk, learned his colors and is able to care for himself. These new abilities will now allow him to go to school

Auria, 47, and her son Jordy, 15. He is the youngest of 5 children. Jordy has mental retardation. Since working with CMMB he has started to talk, learned his colors and is able to care for himself. These new abilities will now allow him to go to school.

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Theresa, 45, with her son Kenji, who is 7 and he has Downs Syndrome. Theresa says thanks to the CMMB's therapist, he can now walk, and talk and is almost able to say complete sentences

Theresa, 45, with her son Kenji, who is 7 and he has Downs Syndrome. Theresa says thanks to the CMMB's therapists, he can now walk, and talk and is almost able to say complete sentences.

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Florinda, 52, mother of AnnaPaula, age 10 who has Down Syndrome

 

We then left Huancayo and I have to be honest-I was looking forward to it. I had a really bad case of altitude sickness and it was nothing like I expected. I thought it would be like a bad asthma attack but I was wrong. EVERY part of my body hurt...from my little toe to strands of hair. It was hard to imagine I would ever feel better but as soon as we landed back in Lima and then headed to Trujillo, I felt better. In fact, in Trujillo, I felt better than I can ever remember! We went up in the hills. The higher up one lives, the less they have. It always amazes me when I meet people that have basically nothing yet they are warm, inviting, and gracious. They would give you the shirt off their back if needed. If only those who "have it all" would always do the same.

The people of Peru are so loving. Everywhere we met, we were greeted with hugs, kisses on the cheeks...and the same when we left. The children were full of laughter and smiles. It breaks my heart to see how so many of them live and struggle, but warms my heart to see how loving and gracious and happy they are.

Trujillo, Peru

Luz-Angelica is one of CMMB's Trujillo's first community health workers and the mother of 5 children. Alison, 15, Vallery-13, Jherick-7, Asher-5 and AnaPaula-2 months.
                                             Jherick, age 7,  and his pigeon (above) and brotherly love-with is younger brother, Asher, age 5 Trujillo, Peru

Luz-Angelica is one of CMMB's Trujillo's first community health workers and the mother of 5 children. Alison, 15, Vallery-13, Jherick-7, Asher-5 and AnaPaula-2 months.

Pictured: Jherick-7, Asher-5
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Ana, a 31 year old mother of 4, learned a lot about nutrition and how to feed her children healthy balanced meals, Because of this knowledge, and iron medicine supplied by CMMB, her children no longer have anemia

PICTURED: Miranda-9 uses the hygiene station that her family learned how to build and use from CMMB

                                             Miranda, age 9, uses the hygiene station that her family learned how to build and use from CMMB

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Elvira, a mother of 5 children wondered why she left her house in the mountains to come to Trujillo where life was just as difficult for her family. Then she became a participant of CMMB's healthy home program which had greatly improved her family's quality of life.

Elvira,  a mother of 5 children wondered why she left her house in the mountains to come to Trujillo where life was just as difficult for her family.  Then she became a participant of CMMB's healthy home program which had greatly improved her family's quality of life.

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Betsy, age 18 with Leon, age 5 months and her 9 year old brother Jonas, age 8. As a young single mother, Betsy appreciates the information and support she gets from CMMB. CMMB has been impressed with her positive mothering skills and interest in learning and improving her life

PICTURED: Betsy and her son Leon

Betsy, age 18, with Leon, age 5 months.  As a young single mother, Betsy appreciates the information and support she gets from CMMB. CMMB has been impressed with her positive mothering skills and interest in learning and improving her life.

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Maria Elena, age 32 and the mother of 2 kids, Andy Lionel-3 and Miva Nicole, age 11.

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Maria Elena, age 32 is the mother of 2 kids, Andy Lionel, age 3 and Miva Nicole, age 11. Below, she is cooking a healthy meal in her kitchen that CMMB taught her

 

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Maria Elena, age 32 and the mother of 2 kids, Andy Lionel-3 and Miva Nicole, age 11. Her community health care worker Hilda and her daughter. Maria Elena is giving her son Andy Lionel iron medicine to cure his anemia

PICTURED: Maria Elena cooking a healthy meal in her kitchen that she learned from CMMB
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Dahlia, 31 and a mother of 4. Jeri-Rosemarie, age 10; Ceasar, 8; Adriane, 5; Lourano, 1.
Dahlia learned thru CMMBs Healthy Home Program important hygiene and sanitation tips including booking water before drinking and washing hands before cooking and eating.

PICTURED: Ejal, Dahlia's nephew
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Alejandrina, 35, and a mother of 4 children. Raul is 12 and has CP. When Raul started working with CMMB 5 years ago he was curled into a fetal position with his fists clenched. After many years of physical therapy, progress has been made bit by bit and he is able to sit, bend and open and close his hands.

PICTURED: Alejandrina, Raul and her nephew Michel

Alejandrina, 35, and a mother of 4 children. Raul is 12 and has CP. When Raul started working with CMMB  5 years ago he was curled into a fetal position with his fists clenched. After many years of physical therapy, progress has been made bit by bit and he is able to sit, bend and open and close his hands.

 

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Alejandrina, 53, with her 8 year old Granddaughter Ericka. Erica was born with microcephaly, which means her brain and skull did not fully develop. She has been working with CMMB for closet 5 years and she can now open her fists, sit, and support her head. Both Grandmother and Granddaughter work hard to improve Ericka's quality of life

8 year old Ericka was born with microcephaly, which means her brain and skull did not fully develop. She has been working with CMMB for close to 5 years and she can now open her fists, sit, and support her head. She lives with her Grandmother and both Grandmother and Granddaughter work hard to improve Ericka's quality of life

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Noemi, 39 has 4 children. She has been a Community Health worker with CMMB for 5 years. Her husband doesn't want her to be a community health agent because he thinks it takes her time away from her own family, Noemi hides the fact that she is a community health worker from her husband.

PICTURED:
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Jany, 45 and a mother of 4 children. The youngest is 4 year old Juan de Dios. Juan has CP (Cerebral Palsy) Three years ago he couldnt't walk and when he began working with CMMB he has learned to walk and talk. At night he wears special braces on his feet to his shins to help properly position the muscles so he can walk and stand better


PICTURED: Jany and her 4 year old son Juan de Dois

Jany, 45 and a mother of 4 children. The youngest is 4 year old Juan de Dios. Juan has CP (Cerebral Palsy)  Three years ago he couldn't walk and when he began working with CMMB he has learned to walk and talk. At night he wears special braces on his feet to his shins to help properly position the muscles so he can walk and stand better

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Grimaldina, 41, a mother of 5 children. Her youngest daughter Luz Pamela is 4 years old and has CP. Luz Pamela was born normal and at 5 months old she was playing with a plastic bag and partially swallowed it and cut off her oxygen supply. The lack of oxygen caused her disabilities including loss of muscle control and speech. CMMB started working with her 7 months ago and the improvement, while not typical, has been dramatic. She can walk and stand with assistance and she understands everything that is told to her. She is very determined to do things by herself and for herself.

PICTURED: Grimaldina and her 4 year old daughter Luz Pamela

Grimaldina, 41, a mother of 5 children. Her youngest daughter Luz Pamela is 4 years old and has CP. Luz Pamela was born normal and at 5 months old she was playing with a plastic bag and partially swallowed it and cut off her oxygen supply. The lack of oxygen caused her disabilities including loss of muscle control and speech. CMMB started working with her 7 months ago and the improvement, while not typical, has been dramatic. She can walk and stand with assistance and she understands everything that is told to her. She is very determined to do things by herself and for herself.

 

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Elvira,  a mother of 5 children wondered why she left her house in the mountains to come to Trujillo where life was just as difficult for her family.  Then she became a participant of CMMB's healthy home program which had greatly improved her family's quality of life. Elvira in her bedroom in front of the closet that built from wood they found to allow them to have more order in their home

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My second assignment for CMMB was another life changing shoot for me. The workers with CMMB that I have met from all over the world are amazing and such a committed group who want to make a difference in the lives of others. I don't think I have ever taken anything for granted but when I  come back to NYC and see so many people with the "me me me" attitude, it makes me sad and sick. The people I have met and photographed in both Haiti and Peru-people who basically have nothing by our standards, are happy, loving, and giving. I think they can teach us all something so important.

 

Thanks to CMMB for these assignments....hopefully there will be more to come...but not in high altitudes!

 

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) CMMB Huancayo Lima Peru Trujillo http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2016/2/on-assignment-peru-for-cmmb-org Tue, 16 Feb 2016 22:47:42 GMT
A re cap of a life changing documentary photo trip to Haiti http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/10/a-re-cap-of-a-life-changing-documentary-photo-trip-to-haiti  


2 weeks ago today on October 11, I headed off on American Airlines for 2 weeks in Haiti, on assignment for cmmb.org.

CMMB is a global, faith based health organization helping women and children lead healthier lives.

We flew into Port Au Prince and stayed one night at the Marriot which was a beautiful luxury hotel.

The next day, October 12, we headed to the Daughters of Charity in Cite Soleil where there were about 150 mothers with their young babies who come every day for heath care services and about another 50 women who come daily for pre natal care. Cite Soleil has about 400,000 residents and it is one of the poorest and most dangerous places in the Western Hemisphere and one of the biggest slums in the Northern Hemisphere. They also have a school on site for the kids and they were adorable. CMMB provides medicine to the women here that is donated by pharmaceutical companies. There is no sewer system here so most of the kids suffer from worms. Recently, the facility was broken into and the thieves robbed the place and beat the Nuns.

So many of the kids really grabbed my heart. 4 year old Dayana was just the cutest little thing and this little boy kept wanting to dance with me. I am not a dancer but I did my best and he had a constant smile.

Tuesday October 13-we left Port Au Prince for a 4 hour plus ride to Cote de fer. I remember asking if we would be stopping along the way to use the bathroom to be told “there is no where to stop along the way.” That comment was correct-there was NOTHING. Some of the roads weren’t even pathed. Cote de Fer has the Caribbean on one side and a LARGE mountain on the other. Approx 40,000 people live here-with 6000 in the “town” part and the other 34,000 live on what I will call “on the hill.” This hill is not small..it is MASSIVE and spread out over A LOT of area with awful terrain. I have NEVER experienced heat like this is my life and started to question “what am I doing? I can’t wait to go home.” CMMB helps families in Cote de fer and their Community Health Workers make the daily trek up the mountain to help out families up there. They supply the families with nutrition and help teach them a trade so they can start their own business to support their familes. Such trades include making bread to sell in the market, giving them goats that can be used for food or to breed and they can sell the off spring to raise money and a new program where they supply families with rabbits for the same purpose. There has been a 3 year drought (no rain) so it is dusty, dry and beyond sad. There are no cars, no electricity, no bathrooms, no running water, no corner store. It is not uncommon for a woman to walk her child 2.5 hours to school. Walk back the 2.5 hours to take care of chores, and then walk the 2.5 hours to get her child and walk home for another 2.5 hours. This is 10 hours of walking a day. I had a hard time with some of the hills. I live on a hill in NYC and my friends here me complain about it-these people would laugh if they saw my “hill” which is paved.

The homes were 2 rooms at best and if they had one bed, they were fortunate. Some houses were the homes to 10 people. The floors were cement, they didn’t have doors (maybe a sheet). I found it very sad but the people had love in their eyes. They love their families and their community.

We stayed at the Coby Resort right on the Caribbean and when we returned that night-the room was over 100 degrees. The air conditioning didn’t work. I almost felt guilty complaining but it was brutal. After 2 room changes, we finally settled in.

Wednesday October 14-Today is my 14th Wedding Anniversary and my wonderful husband and I spoke via Whatsapp early.

We were picked up and brought to the nearby office of CMMB where we saw the moringa trees that would be given out to familes on the hill. We went by and saw the construction of the new hospital being built-the Bishop Joseph Sullivan Hospital.

We met a pregnant 24 year old woman who was grateful for the education CMMB is providing her with. We went up and down the hill today in an amazing Toyota vehicle that our driver “Frank” handled like a pro visiting families that CMMB helps. Along the way we passed women and kids going to school (the kids are all dressed in uniforms with their hair in bows) and each kid we passed had a huge smile. We also saw people with their donkeys carrying the goods they bought at the market (Wednesday is market day in Cote de Fer) and lots of goats along the way. We even saw a street sign and it made us all laugh.

I brought some candy over with me but wish I had known how bad Cote de fer is-I would have bought over rice or something more substansial. The hotel packed us a sandwich for lunch and I was not hungry so I asked if we could give them our sandwiches. I was thrilled when Cindy, our CMMB leader said “that would be great.” The look on the face of the women and the children enjoying a sandwich was so heartwarming. I think it may have been their best meal in along time.

After over 10 hours on the hill today, we headed back “home” to our hotel.

Thursday October 15. We met a woman who has a table garden that CMMB supplied her. A table garden needs less water to survive and since there is a severe drought in Cote de Fer, it is the best way to provide food faster. We went to a MUSO meeting. A MUSO is for the 20 women who have completed the CMMB Mother’s Club program and are now part of a micro loan program so they can start up their own small business. One women has a tiny “convenience” store where she sells items out of a large basket. Another woman sells her bread. Today, I had my first coconut water and it was delicious.


Friday October 16-up early for another 10 hour day and a lot of it was being bumped around in the Toyota as we made our way up and down the hill, and over some treacherous area. We passed an area with a river but it wasn’t a river like we are used to as it had very little water. We saw a woman washing laundry, a man washing his pig and another filling a container. We headed to a Mother’s Club meeting and I was already drenched with sweat. Their leader was a woman who obviously loved what she was doing and the women loved coming to these get togethers and learning and sharing. We were going to go to the home of one of the women and we were told she “doesn’t live far” from where the meeting place is. She got in the back of the Toyota and it took 9 minutes to drive her to her house. A 9 minute DRIVE and this is what she walks-and you know it takes WAY MORE than 9 minutes to walk it. Oh and did I mention the HEAT? Her house was small and 11 people lived there. We went to the home of another CMMB Mother’s Club participants who has 9 children and a small house and this ended our time in Cote de Fer. Before leaving, we had a delicious, authentic Haitian meal that was made for us at the CMMB office. As I left, I said “I will never come back to Cote de fer again.” I kept saying BUH BYE. Later, you will read how I have changed my mind.

Saturday October 17- 5 hour drive back to Port Au Prince and back at the Marriot

Sunday October 18-“Frank” picked us up and we started our 5 hour drive to Cap Haitien on the North Coast of Haiti. We went thru LOTS of small towns with beautiful scenery. Sunday in Haiti is Church and laundry day-laundry is done in the river,  and they hang their laundry all over for it to dry. We stopped and bought rice along the way. We passed by LOTS of vehicles that are open trucks called “tap taps”-taxi’s! All over Haiti, you see thousands of motorcycles and it isn’t uncommon to see 3, 4 and even 5 people on a motorcyle. These are taxi’s as well.My favorite comment on one of my photos of 4 people on a motorcycle was “carpooling.”

Cap Haitien has a totally different feel than Cote de fer. It is Haiti’s second largest town, and felt very alive. Part of it is a slum but there is so much more available than in Cote de fer. Haiti doesn’t have a garbage disposal so there is garbage everywhere.

Monday October 19-We went to a hospital (Serepta) which was built by a Priest. We met Nurse randy Moore from Atlanta who travels to Haiti several times a year to help out. From there we went to Divine Mercy which is a Mobile clinic. There were so many people waiting and the heat was overwhelming. The pharmacy was out of the back of a van. CMMB works with both these hospitals supplying medicine for anything from arthritis to malaria, typhoid and diabetes.

Tuesday October 20-2 small private hospitals with waiting rooms that were packed with people. Unlike NYC where you would hear people talking and most likely complaining..the people all sat quietly waiting for their turn. One of the hospitals was in a very rural area and we had to cross a river to get there. I was a little nervous asking Frank “can we make it?” Frank is amazing-he can do anything with this Toyota! We did have to make sure we left before the tide came in raising the river, and we did.

Father Geordani is the founder of  Hospital St. Bertin in Petit Bourg de Port-Margot. When he walked in, the 150 people all stood up and clapped and shouted-they love him. It was an arrival fit for a rock star and well deserved.

There is a school on the grounds of the hospital and all the kids came up to the truck with smiles, wanting to high five us. At this point, I had a Poloroid camera from CMMB and it was great to take a photo and see the faces on the kids (and some adults) as they saw the image appear. I am pretty sure they have never seen something like this before. Then I showed them the photo on the back of my camera and THE SMILES!!!

Wednesday October 21-we visited a few more hospitals, most very primitive and one more modern. All were packed. No one complained. CMMB is doing wonderful, amazing things helping out so many people who desperately need help.

So many life changes happened to me in the 2 weeks I was away. After my 2nd day in Cote de fer. I was wanting to go home, questioning if I could do this-emotionally, physically, photographically. It has been 19.5 years since I have done any serious documentary photography, and serious connecting with people on this level. I realized I have a way to connect with people and I know they feel comfortable with me, even when we can’t communicate verbally. I have my first real life Haitian Friend, Maelle Magliore as well as Dianne Francois, both with CMMB in Haiti. When I got back to Port Au Prince, my college sorority sister Kathy Schuler Nogueira (who left Haiti the day before I arrived) and I were Facebook chatting and she asked me how I was doing. I told her I was crying uncontrollably and I couldn’t stop thinking of the people “on the hill” in Cote de fer. I have now been home for a few days and I still can’t stop thinking about them. They have nothing…nothing but family and love but no air conditioning, no bathroom, no water, no electricity, no car, some live in a tent with 10 other people. Even my friends here who are worried over their finances have it 100x better than even the best family in Cote de Fer. I know I WILL be back there someday-and hopefully not to long in the distant future and I know what I can do to try and help them more. My friends have heard me complain about the money we give to other countries and they have heard me complain saying we need to take care of our own. Well..my thoughts about this have changed too. People here have the ability to always find electricity, a bathroom, water..even those who are homeless have the option of going someplace for a bathroom and water. A person with no job has an option of finding a job at a McDonalds, WalMart, etc The people on the hill have NO option.

Every person who wrote to me who has been to Haiti before has said how much they love it and the people and love going back. I now feel part of that family-I get it. I feel the same way.

What was another part of this past 2 weeks that was so special? Spending it with my sister in law, Diane Hoey, who was the journalist and how this all came about for me. She asked if I could give her a quick lesson in photography and I jokingly said “I can go shoot.” She passed on my website, and a few emails later CMMB gave me the job. Diane has been married to my brother Craig for 25 years next month and we never spent time together and it was great.

 

Haiti….you all are forever in my heart. The people “on the hill” in Cote de Fer…I can’t stop thinking of you all. Thank you to the wonderful women who opened their homes to me and my camera.

 

 

 

 

Daughters of Charity in Cite Soleil

 

Daughters of Charity in Cite Soleil

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my little dance partner
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                                                                                                  my little dancing partner 4 year old Dayana
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                                                                        4 year old Dayana-Daughters of Charity in Cite Soleil

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baby-Sadaika Joseph, 7 months

                                              Marche Cabut section of Cote de Fer-Rose Laure Joseph-20-baby-Sadaika Joseph, 7 months in their house

 

Sainticile Nortilus, 28
5 year old-Rouzelene
3 year old-Guerdina
18 Month-Chaverline

the hills of Cote de Fer

       Sainticile Nortilus, 28,5 year old-Rouzelene,3 year old-Guerdina,18 Month-Chaverline in front of their home-the hills of Cote de Fer

Left to right: Ogenie Dieujuste, 26 and her 3 children in Cote de Fer
Sainticile Nortilus and her 3 children in front of their home in Cote de Fer, Haiti

                                                               Left to right: Ogenie Dieujuste, 26 and her 3 children in Cote de Fer.

Cote de Fer Cote de Fer Nancy Monvil and her 9 month old son, Myson, in her home in Cote de Fer, Haiti.
She shares her house with 10 other people and she has a table top garden from CMMB that helps feed her family. She has a table top garden because it takes less water and the plants grow faster.

Nancy Monvil and her 9 month old son, Myson, in her home in Cote de Fer, Haiti.
She shares her house with 10 other people and she has a table top garden from CMMB that helps feed her family. She has a table top garden because it takes less water and the plants grow faster.

the Mother's Club of CMMB
Cote de Fer

                                                                              the Mother's Club of CMMB in Cote de Fer

Jameson Joseph, 2, plays by the tent he shares with his mother, Juslene Joseph who is 6 months pregnant, and sister in Cote de Fer, Haiti. He is eating bread that was made by a woman who received a micro loan from CMMB's MUSO program. The MUSO program is for graduates of the Mother's Club participants-a 16 week program that educates the woman on healthcare, nutrition, sanitation and other important topics to improve their lives.

Jameson Joseph, 2, plays by the tent he shares with his mother, Juslene Joseph who is 6 months pregnant, and sister in Cote de Fer, Haiti. He is eating bread that was made by a woman who received a micro loan from CMMB's MUSO program. The MUSO program is for graduates of the Mother's Club participants-a 16 week program that educates the woman on healthcare, nutrition, sanitation and other important topics to improve their lives.

Jameson Joseph, 2, plays by the tent he shares with his mother, Juslene Joseph who is 6 months pregnant, and sister in Cote de Fer, Haiti. He is eating bread that was made by a woman who received a micro loan from CMMB's MUSO program. The MUSO program is for graduates of the Mother's Club participants-a 16 week program that educates the woman on healthcare, nutrition, sanitation and other important topics to improve their lives. Cote de Fer Ainese Mondesir and her daughter Rachel, 11 months, at the Mother's Club in Cote de Fer, Haiti. Her mother made the matching outfits

           Ainese Mondesir and her daughter Rachel, 11 months, at the Mother's Club in Cote de Fer, Haiti. Her mother made the matching outfits

Cote de Fer                                                                  doing laundry, and hanging it out to dry in Cote de Fer Cote de Fer Cote de Fer Gina Petion, and son Jamesley in Cote de Fer

                                                                                Gina Petion, and son Jamesley in Cote de Fer

Cote de Fer Monique Chervil, 54 and her family
Cote de Fer

                                                                                       the Chervil family-Cote de Fer

Monique Chervil, 54 and her family
Cote de Fer
Cote de Fer Cote de Fer Cote de Fer Nancy Monvil and her 9 month old son, Myson, in Cote de Fer

                                                                      Nancy Monvil and her 9 month old son, Myson, in Cote de Fer

our great driver, "Frank"
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                                                                                        our driver, "Frank" Cote de Fer                                                                                     a street sign up on "the hill" Cote de Fer                                                                                           market day on the hill Lisda Alexandre and her new born baby girl who was born 2.5 hours before this photo was taken at Hospital Sarepta
Cap Haitien

                   Lisda Alexandre and her new born baby girl who was born 2.5 hours before this photo was taken at Hospital Sarepta-Cap Haitien

the emergency room
at Hospital Sarepta
Cap Haitien

                                                                      the emergency room at Hospital Sarepta-Cap Haitien

the Maternity Ward
at Hospital Sarepta
Cap Haitien

                                                                    the maternity room at Hospital Sarepta-Cap Haitien

waiting at Divine Mercy, a Mobile clinic

                                                                     the waiting room at Hospital Sarepta-Cap Haitien

Father Geordani at Hospital St. Bertin in Petit Bourg de Port-Margot. He is the founder of this hospital

                                            Father Geordani at Hospital St. Bertin in Petit Bourg de Port-Margot. He is the founder of this hospital

waiting room Hospital St. Bertin in Petit Bourg de Port-Margot

                                                                 waiting room Hospital St. Bertin in Petit Bourg de Port-Margot

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                                                          Cap Haitien, Haiti. They have no garbage disposal service so there is garbage all over

Cap Haitien, Haiti en route in Haiti en route in Haiti Sans-Soucis Palace
Milot, Haiti

                                                                                         Sans-Soucis Palace-Milot, Haiti

Sans-Soucis Palace
Milot, Haiti
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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) CMMB Cap Haitien Cote de Fer Haiti Port Au Prince cmmb.org documentary photojournalism street photography http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/10/a-re-cap-of-a-life-changing-documentary-photo-trip-to-haiti Thu, 29 Oct 2015 04:12:32 GMT
Why do photographers watermark their images? http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/8/why-do-photographers-watermark-their-images I have been reading LOTS of posts on line asking why photographers watermark their images. Some are nasty but I will say these people are ignorant and uneducated. Some say "it's because the photographer wishes to be more famous than their subject," "the photographers 15 minutes of fame." I also see a lot of amateurs post "I only shoot for fun, what the fuck is a professional photographer anyway?" "why should anyone make any money from taking photos?"

I will take this opportunity to address these uneducated people. Some have stated they wished they were able to make a career in photography but for whatever reason, they never did. Some reasons they may never have done so: they didn't know how, they didn't have the drive, energy and passion, they were not willing to make the compromises. There is not one single full time photographer out there who hasn't sacrificed things for their craft. Depending on their specialty, their phone can ring at any time and they have to be ready to run out the door. But more on all this in a future post..for now-the WHY do photographer's watermark their images.

It is NOT because we want any fame or notoriety. If you work hard and value your work, you will watermark AND copyright it so it is not stolen and used without permission. (Too) Many photographers watermark their images small and in the corner where it can be cropped out. This can result in loss revenue. I see more people getting nasty about photographers watermarking their images yet I never see anyone question why a writer does this, why a musician's name is on their CD, why a real estate agent has their name on their listings or on a board outside a house that just sold. All these professions (and more) do the same thing-our name goes on our work.With photographers, another reason is because in this age of the internet and twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc..photos are shared. What would happen if a magazine saw it and wanted to run the image in their magazine (but images on line are too low in resolution to run in magazines.) Without the watermark, the publication will never be able to track down the photographer. I feel EVERYONE should watermark their images-not just professionals. WHY? For the same reason. Google "citizen journalist" and see how many people were the first on the scene of a disaster and took a photo..and how much some of those images earned. For everyone that thinks it is "cool" to see a photo or video go viral because you gave it away for free..just think about all those places using it (that could afford to pay) and that new lens or camera you could have purchased, or a nice donation a charity could have received.

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) photographs watermarking http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/8/why-do-photographers-watermark-their-images Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:54:03 GMT
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and the E Street Band close out The Daily Show with Jon Stewart http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/8/bruce-springsteen-and-the-e-street-band-close-out-the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show" came to an end on Thursday August 6, 2015. It was a sad day for late night TV but Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band rocked out with "Land of Hope and Dreams" and "Born to Run." E Street Band members Patti Scialfa, Nils Lofgren, Roy Bittan, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, Little Steven Van Zandt, Jake Clemons, Soozie Tyrell and Charlie Giordano were all present and had Jon Stewart and his staff up on their feet and dancing. Late night tv will never be the same.

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Born To Run Bruce Springsteen E Street Band Jon Stewart The Daily Show http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/8/bruce-springsteen-and-the-e-street-band-close-out-the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart Fri, 07 Aug 2015 20:26:33 GMT
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN chose another one of my images for his latest LIVE CD http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/7/bruce-springsteen-chose-another-one-of-my-images-for-his-latest-live-cd Bruce Springsteen went into my archives again and chose another one of my images to grace the cover of his latest Live CD and digital download. This marks the 2nd time in a few months that he chose my image. The one on the right was never published before and was from the Born in the USA tour from New Jersey back in 1984. The latest, on the right, is from the Tunnel of Love Tour from 1988. It appears as a double page in my book. I love his choice and I have always loved this photo...I am glad he does too!

Both CD's are available for purchase on www.BruceSpringsteen.net

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Born in the USA BruceSpringsteen LA Los Angeles New Jersey Tunnel Of Love http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/7/bruce-springsteen-chose-another-one-of-my-images-for-his-latest-live-cd Wed, 08 Jul 2015 20:36:32 GMT
HAPPY JULY http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/7/happy-july Fredo seems to approve of my cover shot on the latest live cd by Bruce Springsteen

         Liam Neeson is so handsome.I photographed him last month   Actress Bella Thorne in NYC. Loved her in "Blended" Dierks Bentley on GMA's Summer Concert Series Gay Pride Parade with Sir Ian McKellan as the Grand Marshall. Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family Ariana Grande closed out the festivities by playing to a packed crowd at Pier 26's Dance on the Pier Billy Joel breaks the record by performing his 65th concert at Madison Square Garden on July 1, 2015 Boy George on TODAY.He was absolutely FANTASTIC. I am still humming his songs

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) :Liam Bella Thorne Billy Joel Boy George Dierks Bentley Good Morning America Madison Square Garden Neeson" TODAY http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/7/happy-july Thu, 02 Jul 2015 20:18:51 GMT
June 2015 http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/6/june-2015 It has been a very busy time, once again. A few friends have asked what I have been up to and said they read my blog so that made me high-tail it and get this up.

 Thrilled that I was the only photographer to shoot Adam Lambert's record release party for his latest release, "The Original High." He has one of the most amazing voices out there and I always love shooting him.

Timothy Hutton....I think the first movie I ever saw him in was ‪‎Ordnary People‬ when I was a teenager. I have probably watched it 20x and every time, it is as great as it was the first time I saw it. Timothy was, and still is, the youngest actor to ever win the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Every movie I have seen him in has been great. Tonight I photographed him speaking about his latest TV Hit Show, "American Crime." He was very gracious and I still find him as handsome as ever. James Bay blew me away.  I admit when I got the call to shoot him, I had never heard of him. Remember his name-he will go far. I was hired to shoot the opening photo exhibit of images by the late great Ken Regan.And who do I run into? Musician Wilie Nile and Spencer Drake, who designed many amazing album covers.

Ed Sheeran at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. Ok, I am on the Ed Sheeran band wagon-he was amazing.

             

27 years ago I shot Taylen Storm, a NJ based band. It was nice to see an old photo resurface as their CD's are being re-released.

Joan Rivers‬ would have turned 82nd this month.  I photographed her daughter ‪Melissa Rivers‬ and gorgeous grandson ‪Cooper Endicott‬ when they attended the celebration of God's Love We Deliver returning to Soho with a dedication of the new Michael Kors building. The new Michael Kors Building at God's Love We Deliver will help ensure that no one in the New York City metropolitan area will face the dual crises of hunger and severe illness.
The new Joan Rivers Bakery was dedicated in New York today by daughter Melissa Rivers and grandson Cooper Endicott.
I volunteered here a few times with my friend Carol Gerber VERY exciting night...Pete Townsend was being honored at the 11th Annual ‪‎Musiccares‬ Map Fund Benefit Concert at ‪‎Best Buy Theater‬. Joining him on stage were Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Billie Idol and Roger Daltrey

                                                   rain falls on my building

 

                                                                                                                                    Florence and the Machine rocked the crowd at Good Morning America WWW.Infocusvisions has been having photo tours and workshops for professional and those interestested in learning more about photography. I started this several months ago with photographer Fredda Gordon and our classes have been selling out and everyone has been having a great time. We headed back into Central Parkfor a night photo shoot,took a group on the Circle Line and shot the NYC Skyline at night from NJ. Check out our website for more classes and workshops, including a photo tour to Cuba.                                                                  check out www.Infocusvisions.com for photo workshops and photo tours

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Adam Lambert Billy Idol Ed Sheeran Florence and the Machine James Bay Ken Regan Megan Trainor NYC New Jersey Pete Townsend Roger Daltrey Spencer Drake Timothy Hutton Willie Nile www.Infocusvisions.com http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/6/june-2015 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:43:04 GMT
Bruce Springsteen Live CD features my photo http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/5/bruce-springsteen-live-cd-features-my-photo

In 1984, I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. I packed up a backpack with more camera equipment and film than clothes and set off on a summer adventure, backpacking all thru Europe. I met some amazing people, some of whom are still in my life today. I gave my brother, Stu, specific instructions when I left: "Bruce Springsteen tickets for the Meadowlands and Philadelphia will be going on sale-you have to get me tickets for every night."

I called home from Rome and Stu said "I have good news and bad news, which do you want first?" I said "the good news." He replied, "Bruce is playing 10 nights at the Meadowlands but I got you tickets for one night n Philly." I told him..."I'm coming home."
I sped up my trip and made a quick detour to Scandinavia to see where my new friend, Morten Rank was from (I had met and traveled for 2 weeks with Morten before he headed to Greece.)

I arrived home in New Jersey and went to the Meadowlands and managed to get tickets for all 10 shows.

 

Bruce Springsteen went deep into my vaults and chose one of my never seen before photos I took of him when I was 22 years old for his latest live CD and digital download of the August 5, 1984 concert at the then Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, NJ. This photo doesn't even appear in my book, "Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012" which was published in 2013.

 

To purchase the CD, go to:

http://brucespringsteen.net/

http://live.brucespringsteen.net/live-music/0,12491/Bruce-Springsteen---The-E-Street-Band-mp3-flac-download-8-5-1984-Brendan-Byrne-Arena-East-Rutherford-NJ.html

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Bruce Springsteen BruceSpringsteen.net Meadlowlands http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/5/bruce-springsteen-live-cd-features-my-photo Wed, 13 May 2015 17:11:16 GMT
InFocusVisions.com 2nd Central Park Night Shoot http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/3/infocusvisions-com-2nd-central-park-night-shoot We had another great group last night for our 2nd Central Park at Night shoot. The Park is so peaceful and gorgeous at night. We love it when someone comes to one of our workshops or classes and will say "I don't see what you see, I don't think I am going to get any different photos than I have ever gotten-I am not feeling it" and then suddenly, after Fredda and I show then some of our techniques, they change their feelings and are so happy, and start creating breathtaking images. THIS is what it is all about...we both believe in community and sharing our ideas and helping others create the best images they can create..and if they have an idea in their head, we help make it a reality.

For those who have emailed asking "when are you going back to Central Park?" May 23 is our next outing. YES, we know it is Memorial Day weekend but not everyone goes away and Central Park will be as beautiful as always and NYC tends to be quiet that weekend while everyone goes to the Shore (or the beach, if you aren't a New Jerseyean-we call it the Shore:)

Here are the details: http://infocusvisions.com/?page_id=188

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Central Park NYC Night Photo Shoot Photo Tours http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/3/infocusvisions-com-2nd-central-park-night-shoot Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:36:53 GMT
InFocusVisions.com Concert Photography Workshop held in Midtown Manhattan http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/3/infocusvisions-com-concert-photography-workshop-held-in-midtown-manhattan  

Saturday March 21: today was an amazing day with a bunch of amazing musicians and photographers coming together in Midtown, NYC for a Concert Photography Workshop. Along with my good friend and colleague, and fellow photographer Fredda Gordon (http://freddaphotography.com/), we launched InFocusVisions.com where we are teaching photo workshops and photo tours. As one of the students said yesterday, "this is one of the best workshops I have ever taken. Not only are we hearing great music, but we are REALLY learning how to photograph them. This is great-we aren't just sitting there taking notes but actually shooting." Another student said "Great class!! Deb and Fredda taught us so much yesterday. Meet some great people. The live music was GREAT!! Thanks ladies!!" "Had a great time."

While listening to the great music of Dick Pape and Becca Atkins of GypsyTimeSurf (https://www.facebook.com/GypsyTimeSurf)
Jon Christopher Allen (http://jonchristopherallen.com)

Rob L

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Bobby Mahoney (http://bobbymahoneymusic.com)...the students got to experience what it wold REALLY be like photographing musicians in a club setting, theater, or stadium. They were given the obstacles of learning how to react fast and change the settings on their camera when the light suddenly changes all while shooting manual, having other photographers or fans get in their way, and what to do when a musician "eats" the microphone and won't move away and many other "real life" concert situations.

Here is just a small sampling of what the students shot.

We have many other workshops coming up as well as a Central Park at night photo shoot on Friday March 27. For this and all our other workshops, be sure to book mark www.InFocusVisions.com and check back ofter.

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) :COncert InFocusVisions.com Photo Workshops Workshop" http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/3/infocusvisions-com-concert-photography-workshop-held-in-midtown-manhattan Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:06:51 GMT
Concert Photography Workshop in NYC http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/1/concert-photography-workshop-in-nyc I am proud to announce that I will be teaching a Concert Photography Workshop to be held in NYC on March 21 from 1-5. Sign ups have started. It will be a great day.

Any questions..please feel free to ask myself or Fredda Gordon at freddag123@gmail.com

 

Double click on registration for or go to http://infocusvisions.com to register

 

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2015/1/concert-photography-workshop-in-nyc Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:25:16 GMT
2014 Favorites http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/12/2014-favorites As 2014 is just a few shy weeks of being over, I still feel so blessed to do what I love most for a living-create images. Photography has brought me to some amazing places, opened my ears to new music, and introduced me to some terrific people. Jennifer Hudson is always a joy to photograph-her voice gives me chills and her smile can light up the entire island of Manhattan. Dee Snider and Twisted Sister were absolutely AMAZING. I wish they played more songs. I am usually ok with the "3 songs and out" but after 5 songs in their short set, I wish they played another 20.                                                                                                                          John Legend                                                                                                              Adam Levine of Maroon 5 Gavin DeGraw is always great, and when he played at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ for Super Bowl week, he did not disappoint.                                                                                                                        Mariah Carey                               Jennifer Lopez jumps into the crowd at Good Morning America (above) and gets lost in her hair (below)                                                                                                                        Luke Bryan                                                                                                                        Shakira                                                                                                                              Usher                                                                                                                           Darren Criss                                                                                                                         Brad Paisley                             Alice Cooper joins Joan Jett at the Little Kids Rock Benefit where Joan was honored as Musician of the Year Neil Diamond performed back at his high school in Brooklyn, Erasmus Hall High School. It was a once in a life-time event to be able to shoot this. It was a spectacular night. The annual Light Of Day concerts in Asbury Park (to benefit Parkinson's Disease) is always a time when I run into people from all over the world. It is also a time to see some amazing musicians, and then the special guest of Bruce Springsteen as well. Below, he joins Willie Nile who NEVER disappoints. I first saw/photographed Willie in the early 1980s. This night, I had to google to see how old he was because he has the energy of an 18 year old. His songs, his performances...RUN to see this great musician. My book tour for first book, "Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012" continued on for the first 6 months of the year and I had book signings in Atlanta in April, and 4 at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to close out his 18 month long tour in May. I brought a long my point and shoot camera and was just going to focus on the fans, until at one point Bruce literally walked in front of the lens. So, I had to focus the attention to him. I love shooting him with all his fans..and spotting all the people I know in the photos.                                                     at Mohegan Sun. My friends Janice, Amy and Howie and Jeff are in this photo                                                                                                             Mick Jagger I was at the book expo for my next book, "You Don't Have to Be Purrrrfect" but was still doing some talks about my Springsteen book when I ran into Billy Idol. As he pointed to my book, and then back to his, I said "mine is bigger" and he laughed. Billy was the 3rd performer I shot (after Springsteen and Southside Johnny)-back in 1981                                                                                                Rob Lowe....still gorgeous                                                                                                Matthew McConaughey                                                                                                              Jada Pinkett-Smith                                                                                                 Zooey Deschanel-she is absolutely stunning                                   Fleetwood Mac. What else can be said? They are legends. LOVED seeing them back together as a band                                                                                                             New Jersey's Bobby Mahoney. This assignment was one I almost turned down. I never ask what I am being assigned, and when I got this call I said no because I was waiting for a package. A few hours went by and the call came in again asking if I can do it. I still said I was waiting for my package but asked what it was. Spending an evening with actor Chris Pratt and then watching him surprise a group of lucky kids at a special screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy." I said yes to the shoot..and the package arrived 15 minutes later! It was a great evening and he is charming, gracious, talented, funny and gorgeous.                                                                                       on a fly over in my husband's R-22 helicopter                                                                                                                  scenes of NYC my neighbor Symone got married to Lab in Central Park. My friend Natalie was the photographer but I went to the park to use the new Nikon D810 and 80-400mm f4-5.6 that Nikon, Adorama and the Photo Brigade gave me for a review. LOVE the camera and lens. A PROUD Day in May. My father received his Masters Degree from Temple University. At age 84, he was the oldest graduate. I am so proud. the stars of "You Don'T Have To Be Purrrrfect"-to be released on March 4, 2015..Frankie (above) and Fredo (below) due out March 5, 2015                                                                                                    Howling woods farm in Jackson, NJ There are SO many things that I love about what I do for a living, but one is definitely being asked to shoot something so amazing. This is the Savoy Theater in Asbury Park, NJ. It is an 800 seat theater that has been closed for 40 years and is in the process of being renovated. I have spent so much time in Asbury and never knew this theater existed. LOVED shooting in there and hope to get back at least one more time. Closing out the year to an image I am glad I got. I got the call late on Dec 1-Bruce Springsteen is fronting U2, along with performances by Chris Martin, Carrie Underwood and Kanye West in Times Square for World AID Day (RED) Concert. The morning started with the temperature being 62 degrees. When I left to go to Times Square-I almost didn't bring a coat. I am so glad I did-the temperature dropped 30 degrees, it started to POUR and it was very chilly. It was along wait but made shorter because I ran into an old Springsteen fan, William. He made the night really fun. Chris Martin's set was great and then Bruce came out and seeing him front U2 was worth shooting with a bag over my head and being totally drenched.

 

Hope you all have a happy and Healthy 2015.

 

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Zooey Deschanel Adam Levine Alice Cooper Asbury Park, NJ Billy Idol Bobby Mahoney Book Expo Brad Paisley Bruce Springsteen Carrie Underwood Central Park Chris Martin Chris Pratt Darren Criss Dee Snider Fleetwood Mac Gavin DeGraw Howling Woods Farm Jada Pinkett-Smith Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Lopez Joan Jett John Legend Little Kids Rock Luke Bryan Mariah Carey Maroon 5 Matthew McConaughney Mick Jagger Mohegan Sun NYC Neil Diamond Rob Lowe Shakira The Edge Twisted Sister U2 Usher Wilie Nile You Don't Have to be Purrrrfect http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/12/2014-favorites Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:30:47 GMT
Farewell Summer, 2014 http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/9/farewell-summer-2014 Most people are sad to see summer go. I can admit I hate summer. I LOVE Fall and hope we have a nice, long fall. My summer started with a visit to the hospital..my first time ever (as a patient). I was dragging most of the year and when I went to the doctor in early June, I had a 103.8 temp and pneumonia and was immediately admitted. It was an awful experience and I hope to never have to go back to a hospital. Once I was released, I followed their orders and took some much needed time off. Then, the summer concert series started at the Today Show and Good Morning America and I was back out, camera in full force! Here are a few of the concerts I covered this summer:

Afrojack and StingAfrojack and StingNew York, NY-6/27/14-Afrojack and special guest Sting perform live on Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series from Rumsey Playfield in Central Park(Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News)

-PICTURED: Afrojack and Sting
                                                                              Afro Jack with special guest Sting Dee Snider of Twisted Sister performed to a packed crowd at Fox and Friends. I shoot A LOT of concerts and they BLEW ME AWAY. Just fantastic and Dee's voice is so powerful. Demi LovatoDemi LovatoNew York, NY-6/6/14- Demi Lovato performs liven Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series from Central Park
(Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News)
                                                                                          Demi Lovato Ed SheeranEd SheeranNew York, NY-7/4/14-Ed Sheeran performs live on the Today Show's Summer Concert Series from Rockefeller Plaza
(Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News)
                                                                                                  Ed Sheeran                                                                                               Jennifer Lopez John LegendJohn LegendNew York, NY-7/10/14-John Legend performs live on the TODAY Show's Concert Series from Rockefeller Plaza (Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News)                                                                                                       John Legend Keith UrbanKeith UrbanNew York, NY-7/11/14-Keith Urban performs live on Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series from Rumsey Playfield in Central Park Park.
(Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News)
                                                                                                   Keith Urban                                                                                  Maroon 5 (Adam Levine)                                                                  Mick Jagger at the "Get On Up" premiere at the Apollo Theater                                 Jennifer Hudson. She is SPECTACULAR! Her stage presence, smile AND that voice...just amazing! I have been hired to shoot scenics and touristy type photos of NYC for a brochure...here is just one. I will post more about this wonderful job at a later date.                                                                                              Brad Paisley I went to the Book Expo at the Javitts Center....my next book, "You Don't Have to be Purrrrfect" will be released next month. I had a blad, and a copy of my "Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012" book and ran into Billy Idol. We smiled at one another and I said "My book is bigger" and he gave me this great look. Billy was one of the first musicians I ever photographed back in 1980 (after I shot Springsteen and Southside Johnny) while a college student at RIT.                                                                                               Lady Antebellum                                                                                                                                                   Heidi Klum. Always gracious.                                                     Simone and Lab get married in Central Park. What a great couple. Marvel/Disney/Daily News childrenÕs charity screening for ÒGuardians of the GalaxyÓ with a very special surprise for the kids Ð actor Chris PrattMarvel/Disney/Daily News childrenÕs charity screening for ÒGuardians of the GalaxyÓ with a very special surprise for the kids Ð actor Chris PrattNew York, NY-7/28/14-ÒMarvel/Disney/Daily News childrenÕs charity screening for ÒGuardians of the GalaxyÓ with a very special surprise for the kids Ð actor Chris Pratt at the E-walk movie theater on West 42nd Street
(Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News)

-PICTURED: Chris Pratt surprises Noura Jost, 18, from Staten Island and the "Girls Be Heard" Charity
My FAVORITE assignment of the summer...if not the year. I have loved actor Chris Pratt since seeing him years ago in "The 5 Year Engagement." This assignment was to follow him around as he surprised some lucky kids who were seeing a special screening of his hit movie "Guardians of the Galaxy." Not only is he gorgeous, he is super friendly, charming, down to earth and just a wonderful man. When the movie was over and ALL the kids wanted selfies with him, he did not disappoint. He stayed LONG after he was scheduled to leave to make sure not one kid was left out. Marvel/Disney/Daily News children’s charity screening for “Guardians of the Galaxy” with a very special surprise for the kids – actor Chris PrattMarvel/Disney/Daily News children’s charity screening for “Guardians of the Galaxy” with a very special surprise for the kids – actor Chris PrattNew York, NY-7/28/14-“Marvel/Disney/Daily News children’s charity screening for “Guardians of the Galaxy” with a very special surprise for the kids – actor Chris Pratt at the E-walk movie theater on West 42nd Street
(Debra L. Rothenberg for New York Daily News)

-PICTURED: Chris Pratt and excited kids from Children of Promise and Girls Be Heard

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Adam Levine Afro Jack Billy Idol Brad Paisley Chris Pratt Dee Snider Demi Lovato Ed Sheeran Heidi Klum Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Lopez John Legend Keith Urban Lady Antebellum Maroon 5 Mick Jagger Twisted Sister sting http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/9/farewell-summer-2014 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:30:07 GMT
Review: Nikon D810 and 80-400mm f4-5.6 http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/9/review-nikon-d810-and-80-400mm-f4-5-6 to see the review online, go here:

 

http://thephotobrigade.com/2014/08/nikon-d810-and-80-400mm-f4-5-5-6-review-by-debra-l-rothenberg/

 

Nikon D810 and 80-400mm f4-5.6 reviewSpecial thanks to The Photo Brigade, Adorama and Nikonhttp://thephotobrigade.com/2014/08/nikon-d810-and-80-400mm-f4-5-5-6-review-by-debra-l-rothenberg/

 

Thanks to The Photo Brigade and Adorama, I was able to get my hands on the new Nikon D810 and the new 80-400mm f4-5.6. One word will describe my feelings about both…WOW! 

There are 2 things that I look for in a camera that are must haves for me-VERY usable images at high ISO and a dual card slot. I don’t want a dual card slot for overflow, but for the extra security of the “WHAT IF” a card fails. I have only had this happen twice since going digital in 2001-both times while shooting Bruce Springsteen- but it is something I never want to happen. One time  was saved because I was reading to both cards and it was a good thing because one of the shows was at the historic Apollo Theater which makes up several pages of my book “Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012” which was published last year It was that day that I fully realized the importance of the dual slots and I can never turn back.

I shoot a lot of outdoor concerts in the summer and to be honest, lugging around my 200-400 f4 is something I have wanted to avoid and the new 80-400 is the perfect lens. On the D810, it was the perfect combo. Since I shoot a lot of concerts, great image quality at high ISO is more important to me that speed-I never really shoot high fps and the 810 was more than perfect.

I never owned the D800 but used it and I wasn’t happy with the quality at high ISO. Some photo friends have said the 2 are so close but I beg to differ.

Right out of the box the D810 felt really good in my small hands. Using my D3/D3s/D4, my hands cramp up after a few hours but the D810 was perfect for all day shooting.

The D810 has another mode I love and used-the sensor crop mode modes, making a 400mm lens more like a 550mm. Some people will say “just crop in during photoshop” but I like the added compression and if I am on a deadline, it’s one less step. This was a feature on the D3 and D3s that I used often and on the D810, it’s amazing at 36 mp. I was able to make a great 8x10 from a very wide scene of singer Jennifer Hudson.

I owned the older version of the 80-400mm and this new one surpasses it in every way. It focuses fast, is sharp and I expected it to be too heavy to handhold but it was not. It was a perfect pair with the 810. I didn’t have the grip with the camera-something I am used to and I was surprised that I was easily able to stabilize this big lens when shooting vertically.

The images right out of the camera without any tweaking were great. I expected to have to sit set the menu but as soon as I got the camera and lens in my hands, I was off to shoot Jennifer Hudson at the Today Show.

As I mentioned earlier, high ISO is very important to me and even at 12,800, the image quality is more than acceptable for the newspaper and magazine work I do. Corporate work makes up for about 75% of my shooting but I purposely did not bring the D810 out on those shoots since I know it is a perfect studio camera as well. I wanted to put it thru the ringers with concerts and other day to day shoots and fully use it with the 80-400.

Do I have any complaints about this camera? Only one but it is minor-I wish it had the voice recorder that the D3/3s/D4/4s have. Other than that..there is not one thing missing on this gem of a camera.

 

Thanks to The Photo Brigade, Adorama and Nikon

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/9/review-nikon-d810-and-80-400mm-f4-5-6 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:05:00 GMT
"Bruce Springsteen In Focus" wins an IPPY Award (Independent Publisher Book Awards) http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/5/-bruce-springsteen-in-focus-wins-an-ippy-award-independent-publisher-book-awards When I first started going to see Bruce, I wasn't yet a professional photographer. Yes, I was a fan (with a camera). My photo skills were hardly anything to write home about back then but I had a passion, and drive, and energy (I wish this 52 year old body still had that energy. Well...it's still there-my mind is not 52 but the body says "SLOW DOWN GIRL, you're not a kid anymore!" All the photos below were shot with a point and shoot...since the book was done there was no need to carry the big guy around! My first intention with the last 2 shows was just to shoot the fans, but then this guy walked into the frame so I started shooting him. Stay tuned-there may be a "special edition" volume of the book with 2014 photos added.

With Bruce Springsteen's tour coming to an end, my book tour has also come to an "unofficial" end. I say unofficial because there will still be some appearances here and there (SOHO Apple Store in NYC on June 16 at 7pm for a presentation about my 30 year career). The other night I went to the Independent Publisher Book Awards where my book won a National award for best book. It's been nice to see how many people have enjoyed the book, as well as industry people. I have met so many wonderful people along the way-from when I first started seeing Bruce in 1980 to all those I met at recent book events. Thank you everyone for the wonderful calls and emails. My favorite question along the way by reporters has been "how long have you been working on this book" and my response has been "32 years." Always good for a chuckle.

The photos from the book signing are courtesy of Mohegan Sun

                      my good friend and fellow photographer Jeff Ross. He has enough amazing images for a book himself                                                                                   old friend Amy Kaplan SPRINGSTEEN_PHOTOGSPRINGSTEEN_PHOTOGDebra L. Rothenberg, photographer, for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, sign copies of her new book in the concourse after Springsteen performs in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (Tim Martin/The Day) SPRINGSTEEN_PHOTOGSPRINGSTEEN_PHOTOGDebra L. Rothenberg, photographer, for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, sign copies of her new book in the concourse after Springsteen performs in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (Tim Martin/The Day)                                                                 dancing with Maureen Van Zandt-Little Steven's wife                                                                        Santa Claus in May--a song by request                                            Everett Bradley-an old, dear friend. I first photographed him in the 80's. LOVE his energy          the last song of the tour-bring sings "Dream Baby Dream." This song could easily have been my life. I had a dream, and it came true Mohegan Sun was WONDERFUL. ALL the people were exceptional..and their limo ride back to NYC was the fun way to travel. My driver, Guy, was amazing.

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen In Focus Photographs 1980-2012 Mohegan Sun http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/5/-bruce-springsteen-in-focus-wins-an-ippy-award-independent-publisher-book-awards Fri, 30 May 2014 16:17:50 GMT
Fox Upfronts, NYC http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/5/fox-upfronts-nyc Fox Upfronts Last week I shot the Fox Upfronts at the Beacon Theater. The Upfronts happen every year and it is to showcase all the new and returning shows for the upcoming season. I got to work with a great team and saw all the previews for the new shows and I have to say-they look great. Zooey Deschanel just sparkled. Fox Upfronts                                                                                                         Ben McKenzie

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                                                                                   Chord Overstreet poses with a fan

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Andy Samberg Ben McKenzie Chord Overstreet Darren Criss Fox Upfronts Jada Pinket-Smith John Noble Martin Short Mindy Kaling Ryan Seacrest Zooey Deschanel http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/5/fox-upfronts-nyc Tue, 20 May 2014 18:05:12 GMT
"Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012" in Atlanta http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/4/-bruce-springsteen-in-focus-1980-2012-in-atlanta  

I have been so busy with my shoots AND still out on the road with book signings and presentations with my book,
"Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012." It has been really wonderful meeting so many people and hearing their stories and talking photography. I was interviewed yesterday for WCCC in Hartford, CT (Howard Stern's old station) and they asked me if the people coming to the presentations were only interested in speaking about Bruce or photography as well and it made me think-and it also made me happy when I realized how many people LOVE photography as much as I do. May 19th is 30 years since I graduated college and became a professional photographer (making a living solely from creating images) and I have never considered what I do "work."

I headed off to Atlanta for a book presentation and signing at the Barnes and Noble in Buckhead. Allergies and bronchitis have me totally wiped out but the Southern Hospitality was amazing. Some observations about Atlanta:
1.Karen Kirk runs an AMAZING Barnes and Noble in Buckhead. She and her staff are top notch. Upon walking into her store, the first thing I spotted was a wooden piece with the word BELIEVE..this is what I write in my book! It set the mood for the night.
2. EVERYONE in Atlanta in SOOOOOO friendly
3. the cops are really cute, and they all say "hello" when passing on the street
4. there are a lot of handsome men down there. Other than my husband, I don't see many in NYC anymore. A friend keeps telling me "Rudy Guiliani got rid of all the cute guys"
5. the Best Western Plus inn on Peachtree downtown is a great place to stay with the friendliest staff!
6. the Ampitheater is a nice place to see a concert. The security staff there are some of the friendliest I have EVER encountered
7. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band put on a KICK ASS concert!
8. Atlanta is HOT!
9. as much as I liked it "down there..." I am HAPPY to be home with my 3 boys!

 

This was the first time I ever traveled without a "real" camera...meaning my DSLR. I packed a tiny point and shoot camera and other than a card fail resulting in only a few images that I was unable to retreive in image recovery, I was not at all disappointed. I have never shot a concert with only a point and shoot and I was pleased.

Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012 is now almost sold out of it's 4th printing. It may be out of print soon so if you haven't ordered it and want to, your best bet is to order is ASAP. It can be signed if you order directly from my publisher:

http://turnthepagepublishing.com/our-books/books/bruce-springsteen-in-focus-1980-2012/

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Atlanta Barnes and Noble Bruce Springsteen In Focus Photographs 1980-2012 Turn the Page Publishing http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/4/-bruce-springsteen-in-focus-1980-2012-in-atlanta Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:32:02 GMT
Artist Andy Scott and his Kelpies installed in Bryant Park http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/3/artist-andy-scott-and-his-kelpies-installed-in-bryant-park Great shoot today with the wonderful Scottish people. I love when they visit NYC every year and I get to see/photograph them.
The Kelpies – one of two 15-foot-high sculpture of Clydesdale-inspired Scottish horse heads in Bryant Park. Made entirely of steel, one horse head faces up, while the other faces down. The Kelpies in Bryant Park are scaled-down versions of artist Andy Scott’s original work in Falkirk, Central Scotland, which is the world’s largest pair of equine sculptures and stands 100 feet high. The Bryant Park exhibit marks the coming of Scotland Week to NYC (April 3-8). It will be a busy week of shoots for me with some of my favorite people. Make a point to get to Bryant Park to see these beautiful works of art and see for yourself. I can't wait to get to Scotland to photograph the 100 foot tall Kelpies.

Artist Andy Scott Artist Andy Scott

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/3/artist-andy-scott-and-his-kelpies-installed-in-bryant-park Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:46:11 GMT
Back to Asbury Park for a book signing and the Light of Day Concert http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/1/back-to-asbury-park-for-a-book-signing-and-the-light-of-day-concert which would you rather carry? It's a no brainer for me--the one on the right!! The Olympus 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 is the equivalent to the lens on the left-the Nikon 200-400 f4.(it's for sale for anyone interested).  The major difference is 6 pounds! No need for a mono pod, no back ache, no neck ache. Sharp? Look at the images of Bruce Springsteen below to see. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This past weekend I headed back to Asbury Park, NJ for a book signing and slide show presentation at Asbury Park Where Music Lives at 708 Cookman Ave. My photo exhibit is up until the end of February and the photos are for sale (they also have my book) with part of the proceeds going to Light of Day. I have to admit-I didn't think it would be crowded since I was there last week for the photo opening and I signed 725 books at the Stone Pony book launch in October but I was very surprised-it was standing room only and I signed 75 books. So sorry to those who couldn't get their book signed due to time. I was planning on going to Art629 across the street where I have another photo hanging with others who have shot the Light of Day concert.

I was excited to shoot the Light of Day concert at night for Parkinson's and to use my Olympus EM 1 for my first big concert and my new 50-200mm f2.8-3.5. I had high expectations of this lens and was REALLY hoping it would be as good as the Nikon 200-400 f4 I have been using. My high expectations were on par and I was thrilled. It's so nice to walk out with a small ThinkTank Turnstyle 20 (http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/turnstyle-20-blue-slate-sling.aspx)  and a Lowe Pro Stream Line 250 for my Mac Air and wallet and some accessories (http://www.lowepro.com/streamline).

Looking at the 2 lenses above, which would you rather carry? The HUGE Nikon 200-400 weighing in at over 7 pounds or the Olympus 50-200 weighing just over a pound? http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/turnstyle-20-blue-slate-sling.aspx  An ENTIRE Olympus lit fits in this bag-2 bodies (one with grip), 9 lenses and 1 flash. My back also loves this system!                                 http://www.lowepro.com/streamline  for my Mac air laptop, wallet, bottle of water and accessories The Light of Day concerts (http://www.lightofday.org/about/index/) are now in their 14th year and is a celebration of Bob Benjamin for his birthday while raising money for a cure. Part of the proceeds of my book, "Bruce Springsteen In Focus 1980-2012"  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1938501519/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ZXFDBBF72EX1QG8YFPH&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200382&pf_rd_i=507846) are going to LOD. It's always nice to head back for these shows-it's a reunion of all the people I saw on a regular basis when I lived at the shore and spent almost everyday at the Stone Pony as well as seeing some of the most talented musicians anywhere. And of course, when Bruce Springsteen shows up it's always a nice treat. I was thrilled to be able to capture him using my new Olympus EM1 and the 50-200mm lens. I have to admit-I also had to chuckle when some of the photographers were saying I wasn't going to get any usable images without using a "pro" camera. After awhile, it became moot to inform them that the OLYMPUS IS a PRO camera (and it was voted the #1 camera of 2013) and that it's not the camera but the person operating the camera. All I can say is..I LOVE THIS SYSTEM. And I dare anyone to say my image were not useable. (Rolling Stone didn't agree either as they ran 2 images) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                    Light of Day founder Bob Benjamin and Bruce Springsteen                                          the new blood in town: 18 year old Bobby Mahoney shares the stage with Bruce Springsteen.                         Willie Nile NEVER disappoints. This man and his band are incredible. Great music, tight band...never a dull moment.                                                                                    Willie Nile and Bruce Springsteen                                               Jesse Malin is another who never disappoints. You can't sit down when he is on stage                                                                 Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls had an incredible set. After my book signing and slide presentation at Asbury Park Where Music Lives, the amazing Laura Crisci performed a set during the gallery crawl. As always, she was amazing. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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rothenbergphoto@yahoo.com (Debra L. Rothenberg Photographer) Art 629 Asbury Park Where Music Lives Asbury Park, NJ Bobby Mahoney Bruce Springsteen Bruce Springsteen In Focus Photographs 1980-2012 Jesse Malin Johnny Rzeznik Light of Day LowePro Olympus EM 1 ThinkTank Willie Nile http://debrarothenberg.com/blog/2014/1/back-to-asbury-park-for-a-book-signing-and-the-light-of-day-concert Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:56:29 GMT