For those interested I am a photographer in New York City currently using a Nikon D71000 body and a Nikon 55-300MM zoom lens along with a Tokina wide angle zoom 11 to 24 MM. These two lenses give me almost all I need to photograph Street Art and Graffiti . In addition I have a Nikon 105 MM F. 2.5 Micro Nikkor lens for close up work. I also use a small Canon G12. It fits in my pocket.
I shoot everything on automatic and let the camera do most of the technical work for me. I try to keep my eyes open and find things of interest on the streets .
For post processing I use photoshop but try not to deviate too much from the original image.This means I use color and contrast control and crop when I need to.
I do not use a tripod so the photographs are really snapshots taken on the run as I move from place to place looking for good subject matter. When I actually take pictures I often shoot from all angles and distances .I also take a lot of exposures to make sure I get what I want or I think I want.
I upload the selected images on Flickr because the latter is where most people interested in Graffiti and Street Art look and or have their own photos on view.
I have some other categories but Street Art and Graffiti take up most of the site.
Photos of Elisha Cook Jr. (2)
- Age is Just a Number 23,658 photos, 1,977 members
- PK KID 530 photos, 66 members
- The World Record Postal Combo Project 3,274 photos, 1,317 members
- dead Animals of UER 350 photos, 118 members
- Due Process 2,634 photos, 740 members
- Kings of Graf 3,144 photos, 196 members
- Collectibles vs Digital! 15,417 photos, 4,108 members
- Sofa Free!! 8,386 photos, 845 members
- crackforyoureyes 117,868 photos, 1,928 members
- Street Art Girls 8,767 photos, 391 members
- Ewokone (5mh) 517 photos, 73 members
- Dry Beaver 351 photos, 6 members
- HeavyWeight Artist Contest! 493 photos, 430 members
- " ARTSHOW " - INVITED images only - P1/C2 - 57,388 photos, 2,715 members
- Vision Quality Group (P1/F2/C2) 102,597 photos, 4,856 members
- 6 Million People (Add one portrait of everyone you see) 161,549 photos, 17,113 members
- Grilled Stickers 663 photos, 66 members
- Shoot thru Glass: Window Displays 1,614 photos, 41 members
- Tributes to the Famous 3,845 photos, 661 members
- Overconsumer, NYC 298 photos, 43 members
- Tian Street Art 802 photos, 228 members
- UPSET MAGAZINE 2,757 photos, 119 members
- Sticker Robot (Sticker Design, Photos, Inspiration) 11,582 photos, 1,939 members
- Genii Loci 6,511 photos, 603 members
- Stay High 149 - "Voice of the Ghetto" 98 photos, 39 members
- One World Street Art & Graffiti 159,110 photos, 1,674 members
- Cake (the artist, NYC) 380 photos, 140 members
- Mannequin 22,266 photos, 3,415 members
- Laid Back urban pictures 15,605 photos, 627 members
- NYCStreetPhotos 1,170 photos, 32 members
- Bodega Cats 138 photos, 201 members
- Photo Guestbook 28,981 photos, 955 members
- URBANISM magazine 58,218 photos, 2,181 members
- Dedicated To Frog 49 photos, 103 members
- EXPO END OF THE WORLD 2008 1,876 photos, 620 members
- Iansanity fannity 50 photos, 103 members
- Black And White: Off The Wall 772 photos, 313 members
- NOBODY CARE$ 24 photos, 230 members
- ART FOR PEACE 13,480 photos, 1,332 members
- Silent Alarm 'zine 2,055 photos, 487 members
- Hand Drawn Sticker Art 14,378 photos, 1,678 members
- Posca Art... 2,921 photos, 451 members
- TLP~FF~PEZ 714 photos, 333 members
- "Hand~Style Collab" 739 photos, 242 members
- You Think this is Art 1,198,128 photos, 56,889 members
- Faro 516 photos, 104 members
- Miss 17 488 photos, 245 members
- Street Lab 36,620 photos, 1,311 members
- The Other Village - (Post 1 Award 4) 125,034 photos, 7,477 members
- Muñecoglios 1,977 photos, 248 members
Making Deals Zine says:
"The Bill Cunningham of street art photographers. Elisha Cook Jr. sees what others don't. His photos are a unique and important documentation of NYC art."
27th November, 2011
Reid Harris Cooper says:
"Allan Ludwig does things with imagery that one usually wouldn't consider. Meat as sex? Mannequins are more than just sex? Graffiti as more than just art? With his elaborate and passionate skill as a photographer, he create monumental documents of the things one wants to see and the things one would never even think of. Bravisimo!"
14th December, 2008
"EJ Jr - you are tireless. Don't change."
26th February, 2008
Anti-$ocial butterfly says:
"What can I say? Not only is he one of the best photographers that I have ever met but he's also one of the kindest people that I have ever met. On flickr or anywhere. I have gone out shooting with Elisha many times and am consistantly blown away at the shots that he gets! It's just effortless for him. I"m so happy to have met you, Elisha! You're a wonderful photographer and friend."
20th February, 2008
meeeeesh sheesh says:
"Elisha Cook Jr. is a great photographer that I look up to. He finds tiny details all around the city and exposes their beauty. Just that in itself is inspiring. Honestly, whenever I go to the city I now try and look for the details he seems to always capture. Thank you for being such a smart photographer!"
20th January, 2008
"This guy gives photography a whole new meaning!"
6th January, 2008
Espanola 2011 says:
"There is no other way to say it-Elisha fucking rules!!!!!!"
26th November, 2007
Divine Harvester says:
"Thanks Elisha Cook Jr. for reminding us that we are not alone and for showing us the fantastic and strange. I, for one, love watching over your shoulder on you ways."
15th September, 2007
Gaia Art says:
"Elisha is a great photographer and a truly diligent street art documenter. I appreciate all the support and interest he has shown in my work. Keep it up man, flickr needs more people like you!"
12th June, 2007
"Elisha Cook Jr.'s photostream is filled with amazing talent. He has an inspiring love for NYC street art!"
21st January, 2007
"some totaly cool pics ...worth looking through"
4th January, 2007
- Allan Ludwig
- September 2006
- New York
- New York, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken