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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    Anarchivist Digital Photography says:

    "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.

    The Anarchivist

    October 25th, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    hargo says:

    "EJ Jr - you are tireless. Don't change."

    February 26th, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    MGRANDE2008 says:

    "This guy gives photography a whole new meaning!"

    January 6th, 2008

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    Espanola 2011 says:

    "There is no other way to say it-Elisha fucking rules!!!!!!"

    November 26th, 2007

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    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

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    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

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    !D!OT THE W!SE (aka: INSPIRE ONE) says:

    "Elisha Cook Jr.'s photostream is filled with amazing talent. He has an inspiring love for NYC street art!"

    January 21st, 2007

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    jefzila says:

    "some totaly cool pics ...worth looking through"

    January 4th, 2007

Elisha Cook Jr.
September 2006
New York
New York, USA
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