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)
- Too Many Stickers, Not Enough Walls !! 2,703 photos, 268 members
- Street Art Characters / Spain & International 3,798 photos, 651 members
- Stuff In My Hand 3,027 photos, 426 members
- WORD FRAGMEN (Wortfragmente) 2,417 photos, 179 members
- Flickr cola فليكر كولا 1,893 photos, 418 members
- Metallic Objects~Admin Invite Only! Post 1 - Comment 1 67,117 photos, 2,339 members
- Age is Just a Number 24,062 photos, 2,022 members
- PK KID 511 photos, 71 members
- The World Record Postal Combo Project 3,378 photos, 1,295 members
- dead Animals of UER 358 photos, 120 members
- Due Process 2,861 photos, 735 members
- Kings of Graf 3,879 photos, 228 members
- Collectibles vs Digital! 16,891 photos, 4,054 members
- Sofa Free!! 8,818 photos, 868 members
- Street Art Girls 10,184 photos, 408 members
- Ewokone (5mh) 509 photos, 72 members
- Dry Beaver 351 photos, 6 members
- HeavyWeight Artist Contest! 530 photos, 432 members
- " ARTSHOW " - INVITED images only - P1/C2 - 70,794 photos, 2,978 members
- Vision Quality Group (P1/F2/C2) 102,484 photos, 4,790 members
- 6 Million People (Add one portrait of everyone you see) 162,850 photos, 17,130 members
- Grilled Stickers 695 photos, 64 members
- Shoot thru Glass: Window Displays 1,906 photos, 42 members
- Tributes to the Famous 4,211 photos, 688 members
- Overconsumer, NYC 299 photos, 40 members
- Tian Street Art 856 photos, 227 members
- UPSET MAGAZINE 2,698 photos, 118 members
- Sticker Robot (Sticker Design, Photos, Inspiration) 12,038 photos, 1,931 members
- Genii Loci 6,546 photos, 599 members
- Stay High 149 - "Voice of the Ghetto" 95 photos, 39 members
- One World Street Art & Graffiti 193,339 photos, 1,934 members
- Cake (the artist, NYC) 399 photos, 141 members
- Mannequin 23,585 photos, 3,456 members
- Laid Back urban pictures 17,148 photos, 638 members
- NYCStreetPhotos 1,270 photos, 39 members
- Bodega Cats 134 photos, 201 members
- Photo Guestbook 30,159 photos, 945 members
- URBANISM magazine 63,402 photos, 2,205 members
- Dedicated To Frog 49 photos, 101 members
- EXPO END OF THE WORLD 2008 1,935 photos, 613 members
- Iansanity fannity 145 photos, 102 members
- Black And White: Off The Wall 673 photos, 308 members
- NOBODY CARE$ 33 photos, 230 members
- ART FOR PEACE 15,312 photos, 1,337 members
- Silent Alarm 'zine 2,205 photos, 481 members
- Hand Drawn Sticker Art 15,047 photos, 1,689 members
- Posca Art... 2,981 photos, 457 members
- TLP~FF~PEZ 706 photos, 332 members
- "Hand~Style Collab" 753 photos, 234 members
- You Think this is Art 1,307,806 photos, 59,306 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