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Suzy Allman Photography
US Open at Bethpage, Black Course, final day.  Infra red film and Holga plastic camera.
US Open, 2009
US Open at Bethpage, Black Course, final day. Infra red film and Holga plastic camera.

Suzy Allman Photography

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A NEW HOME FOR MY OUTTAKES

...is here.

Lake Placid, New York - November 20-22

You don't even have to wonder if there will be snow! A beautiful winding drive through the High Peaks region and you're at the Mt. Van Hoevenberg sliding track for World Cup bobsled and skeleton. It's a good opportunity to shoot Olympic athletes before Vancouver and hang out afterwards with all the fun picture folk. For QMI and The New York Times.

NEW 2009 MARATHON PICTURES

are posted in my image gallery.

THANKS TO THE GOOD FOLK AT NIKON

...I will be shooting with only Nikon equipment for my next assignments, which include various aerials, some awfully-lit hockey games, and a few portraits. I am especially eager to try the 200-400 VR lens with the D3 -- a perfect combination of light weight, power and stability, without the need to change lenses on the fly. Thanks, Nikon!

A Golf Digest Shoot

...at Winged Foot with the new assistant and writer present, and thank God, because while I am on my belly in the fringe shooting, they are both looking out for wet leaves clinging to golf shoes, pants made lumpy by keys in the pocket, stray shoelaces and slumpy posture. I never see those things...

WHO ARE YOU, HEINZ KLUETMEIER...?

...and what are you doing in my helicopter? JK! Heinz is sports photography legend and also my buddy, and over dinner last week he hatched a scheme to mount a remote to the underside of the helicopter , aboard which I asked him for Marathon Sunday. How will we get them (it's two cameras or it's nothing) on the runners? Watching him work is why Heinz is welcome on my helicopter, any time. But mostly cuz it's fun.

The New York Times

...will run a picture from the kayak helicopter shoot as a color, eight-inch stand-alone on Monday, and nowhere near sports. :0)

UP WE GO!

...helicopter-style, to shoot the 2009 New York City Kayak Championship, around the Island of Manhattan, for my favorite magazine. Rough wind-forces on Sunday morning threaten to toss my pilot Eric and me into the Hudson, but we pay it no mind! There are pictures to be made of nauseous surf-skiers in the confused water of Hell Gate. We hope.

THE DAILY BEAST

...is running a slide show with my work from Wise, Virginia. It's called, "Appalachia in Crisis: Inside a Health-Care Tent City". See it here.

Field of Broken Dreams

I had two stories in mind for our team's multimedia piece at the Eddie Adams Workshop this year. The first was about a family of bodybuilders, and the second was about a baseball field that was built for a professional team, in the middle of nowhere. That second story was one where the photographer assigned would have to dig: the person who built the field had moved to New Jersey, and the town had dried up.

But I knew Beth Skogen would pull it off, and with the help of Multimedia Producer Stefania Rousselle, they made a short slideshow story that made me gulp. Good job, guys.

Electra

...is my bike. The new single-speed olive-green cruiser custom, here.

ING NEW YORK MARATHON

I will be photographing the ING New York Marathon from a helicopter on November 1 for The New York Times. Please call or email for licensing/outtakes.

MY DOG WOLFIE

Nothing to do with photography, but this weekend I went to the animal shelter in Elmsford, New York, and adopted a handsome 9-year-old shepherd named Wolfie. He had been in the big house for over five years, getting a walk once every three weeks. Today he: went to the park and the beach with my other dog, Charlie (an 8-year-old shepherd), went through the McDonalds drive-thru for two Angus burgers with cheese and bacon (his first and probably last), had a Frosty Paws dog ice cream, and lay on the porch, watching the rain fall. I already love this dog.

If you are considering adopting a dog, go to a shelter and give an older dog a chance.

TO EDDIE ADAMS TEAM 9 STUDENTS:

If you haven't visited the team blog yet, please try to; this is where we are posting information to prepare for Barnstorm XXII, and generally getting to know each other before hitting Jeffersonville. The blog is here.

HEALTH CARE SLIDE SHOW

On Sunday, September 13, I presented a slide show of healthcare-policy related images to the Rye Democrats at the home of Ellen and Howard Deixler in Rye, New York.

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL EXPEDITION

For photographs of the 2009 Remote Area Medical Expedition in Wise, Virginia, see the gallery. New photos will be added the week of July 26; please contact me for terms of use and licensing.

SPORTS AERIALS

I will be photographing the 2009 All-Women Lifeguard tournament from the air over Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

These photographs will be added to a separate gallery of aerials that will be posted in the week of July 26. I've been shooting a lot of aerials lately, partnering with a fantastic helicopter pilot, Eric Ross from Pegasus Helicopter at Linden Airport in New Jersey. He knows his stuff and is a very capable and safe photo-flight pilot. Pegasus charges a fraction of the price of other New York area helicopter services, which makes hiring them -- Eric in particular -- for photo flights an easy choice.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE

I will be photographing the countryside around Marseille, France, for ten days in August, 2009, using a combination of color film and infrared/lith printing in 6 x 6 and panoramic formats.

MEDICAL PHOTO PROJECT

And I will be working on a photo project profiling three doctors whose passion for healthcare drives them to treat the underserved: the homeless in Pittsburgh, the migrant farm workers of rural West Virginia, and aged Native Americans of the Alaskan Yukon Delta. These pictures will appear in a national news magazine at the beginning of the year.

EDDIE ADAMS WORKSHOP

I am thrilled to be asked to be the Team 9 Producer for the Eddie Adams Workshop in Jeffersonville, New York, this October.

Thanks for visiting.

Suzy