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.
During the last few years I have been using the Canon g12 during the cold winter months. I like the swivel back.This allows the camera to be used in tight places where the SLR cannot go. Int is also handy on walks when I do not expect to see anything much and suddenly there is a great deal to see.
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- US-spec European and Asian trucks 209 photos, 7 members
- .:Utterly Surreal:. 309,440 photos, 22,971 members
- Graffiti-Streetart-Urbanart 122,545 photos, 1,195 members
- This is SPARTA! 501 photos, 211 members
- *¨*•.¸A colorful life - VIVID COLORS ONLY - Closed for Summe 23,167 photos, 1,277 members
- Photo Vision Flickr 37,828 photos, 1,293 members
- Graffiti Panorama 8,549 photos, 298 members
- VEXTA art 227 photos, 17 members
- Shanghainese 15,532 photos, 696 members
- Filipino Lakwatsero 2014-2015 249 photos, 70 members
- Travel And Tourism in the Philippines(Wow Philippines) 26,224 photos, 1,300 members
- Too Many Stickers, Not Enough Walls !! 5,822 photos, 299 members
- Street Art Characters / Spain & International 28,979 photos, 1,005 members
- Stuff In My Hand 3,100 photos, 423 members
- WORD FRAGMEN (Wortfragmente) 2,540 photos, 181 members
- Flickr cola فليكر كولا 5,187 photos, 428 members
- Metallic Objects~Admin Invite Only! Post 1 - Comment 1 86,889 photos, 2,474 members
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- PK KID 562 photos, 73 members
- The World Record Postal Combo Project 3,224 photos, 1,269 members
- dead Animals of UER 387 photos, 120 members
- Due Process 4,365 photos, 707 members
- Kings of Graf 5,322 photos, 253 members
- Collectibles vs Digital! 20,014 photos, 3,972 members
- Sofa Free!! 9,797 photos, 922 members
- Street Art Girls 14,592 photos, 487 members
- Ewokone (5mh) 491 photos, 73 members
- Dry Beaver 351 photos, 6 members
- HeavyWeight Artist Contest! 540 photos, 423 members
- " ARTSHOW " - INVITED images only - P1/C1 - 84,819 photos, 3,407 members
- Vision Quality Group (P1/F2/C2) 99,861 photos, 4,763 members
- 6 Million People (Add one portrait of everyone you see) 177,025 photos, 17,860 members
- Grilled Stickers 697 photos, 63 members
- Shoot thru Glass: Window Displays 2,924 photos, 42 members
- Tributes to the Famous 5,220 photos, 805 members
- Overconsumer, NYC 296 photos, 39 members
- Tian Street Art 975 photos, 223 members
- UPSET MAGAZINE 2,952 photos, 123 members
- Sticker Robot (Sticker Design, Photos, Inspiration) 12,976 photos, 1,934 members
- Genii Loci 6,422 photos, 600 members
- Stay High 149 - "Voice of the Ghetto" 94 photos, 39 members
- One World Street Art & Graffiti 333,781 photos, 3,003 members
- Cake (the artist, NYC) 457 photos, 150 members
- Mannequin 26,450 photos, 3,650 members
- NYCStreetPhotos 1,200 photos, 44 members
- Bodega Cats 131 photos, 206 members
"I must be doing OK with my shots if Big E stops by and takes a liking to a shot or two of mine. It's an honor sir to have you grace my Flickr flow if even for but a moment.
October 25th, 2014
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."
November 27th, 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!"
December 14th, 2008
"EJ Jr - you are tireless. Don't change."
February 26th, 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."
February 20th, 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!"
January 20th, 2008
"This guy gives photography a whole new meaning!"
January 6th, 2008
Espanola 2011 says:
"There is no other way to say it-Elisha fucking rules!!!!!!"
November 26th, 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."
September 15th, 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!"
June 12th, 2007
"Elisha Cook Jr.'s photostream is filled with amazing talent. He has an inspiring love for NYC street art!"
January 21st, 2007
"some totaly cool pics ...worth looking through"
January 4th, 2007
- Elisha Cook Jr.
- September 2006
- New York
- New York, USA
- I am:
- Male and Taken