For those interested I am a photographer in New York City currently using a Nikon D7100 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. This camera has proved very useful.
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 Allan Ludwig (3)
- Stuff In My Hand 3,039 photos, 424 members
- Wortfragmente 2,340 photos, 175 members
- Flickr cola فليكر كولا 1,272 photos, 347 members
- Metallic Objects~Admin Invite Only! Post 1 - Comment 1 62,696 photos, 2,257 members
- Age is Just a Number 23,648 photos, 1,992 members
- PK KID 504 photos, 70 members
- The World Record Postal Combo Project 3,320 photos, 1,303 members
- dead Animals of UER 352 photos, 121 members
- Due Process 2,759 photos, 737 members
- Kings of Graf 3,706 photos, 223 members
- Collectibles vs Digital! 16,087 photos, 4,067 members
- Sofa Free!! 8,563 photos, 858 members
- Street Art Girls 9,618 photos, 401 members
- Ewokone (5mh) 511 photos, 72 members
- Dry Beaver 351 photos, 6 members
- HeavyWeight Artist Contest! 523 photos, 432 members
- " ARTSHOW " - INVITED images only - P1/C2 - 64,126 photos, 2,841 members
- Vision Quality Group (P1/F2/C2) 103,190 photos, 4,808 members
- 6 Million People (Add one portrait of everyone you see) 163,332 photos, 17,120 members
- Grilled Stickers 687 photos, 65 members
- Shoot thru Glass: Window Displays 1,780 photos, 42 members
- Tributes to the Famous 4,063 photos, 674 members
- Overconsumer, NYC 298 photos, 41 members
- Tian Street Art 849 photos, 229 members
- UPSET MAGAZINE 2,842 photos, 118 members
- Sticker Robot (Sticker Design, Photos, Inspiration) 11,899 photos, 1,930 members
- Genii Loci 6,563 photos, 601 members
- Stay High 149 - "Voice of the Ghetto" 95 photos, 39 members
- One World Street Art & Graffiti 178,853 photos, 1,832 members
- Cake (the artist, NYC) 388 photos, 140 members
- Mannequin 23,112 photos, 3,430 members
- Laid Back urban pictures 16,474 photos, 633 members
- NYCStreetPhotos 1,241 photos, 32 members
- Bodega Cats 140 photos, 200 members
- Photo Guestbook 29,622 photos, 949 members
- URBANISM magazine 60,900 photos, 2,194 members
- Dedicated To Frog 49 photos, 102 members
- EXPO END OF THE WORLD 2008 1,868 photos, 616 members
- Iansanity fannity 98 photos, 102 members
- Black And White: Off The Wall 661 photos, 311 members
- NOBODY CARE$ 33 photos, 230 members
- ART FOR PEACE 14,210 photos, 1,332 members
- Silent Alarm 'zine 2,110 photos, 483 members
- Hand Drawn Sticker Art 14,767 photos, 1,688 members
- Posca Art... 2,927 photos, 453 members
- TLP~FF~PEZ 704 photos, 330 members
- "Hand~Style Collab" 746 photos, 236 members
- You Think this is Art 1,256,607 photos, 58,113 members
- Faro 597 photos, 110 members
- Miss 17 491 photos, 246 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
- Elisha Cook Jr.
- September 2006
- New York
- New York, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken