Editorial photography is one area I specialize in. I enjoy it as a way for me to use photography as a storytelling tool. It is an aspect of photography which attracted me to this career path in the first place. Being a New York Editorial Photographer, I get to see many interesting stories unfold before the lens of my camera. They happen in every sector of life from business, education and politics to culture, entertainment and sport. Whatever the theme, a really good photographer can produce top-quality, interesting images that always match the requirements laid out by the client. In order to do that, the photographer does not necessarily need to be in the thick of things but can choose to step back and get a view of the happenings from a different vantage point. So, while, quite often, I am right there in the midst of the developing story, at other times (like in the picture above) I am photographing from some distance away. The runners covered plenty of ground in the event and by using an aerial photography approach, viewers are given a complete sense of their progress through the surrounding landscape. The terrain, the runners and their elongated shadows, even the shadow of the aircraft from which I am photographing the event, all come together as pieces of a story. They are laid out for the viewer to “read”, enjoy and feel a connection with. That connection is the type of result clients are after when they hire a New York Editorial Photographer. The connection is an easy one for me to accomplish since I have a great deal of experience in the editorial photography field, having spent many years as a photojournalist. In that time, my camera and I literally travelled the world (working on six continents) and covered all kinds of news and human-interest stories.