Geoff Green YG4
- Current Location: NYC
- Originally From: United States
- Studio: Geoff Green Photography
Geoff is a photographer based in New York City’s West Village. Portraiture and photographing people is his passion, combining patience and timing, he watches for that moment when all the elements come together. Geoff’s work has been published in: The New York Times, Der Spiegel, Chou Koron, La Lettre de la Photographie, Art & Design (China), Photo District News among others. His advertising clients range form NYC theater companies to corporations such as TD Ameritrade and AT&T. Work is in the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas) and has been exhibited in New York and other cities around the country. Geoff graduated from the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, minor in photography. After graduation and a short stint as a waiter he landed a job with Jay Maisel learning the real business and art of photography. He was raised in Suffern, NY and moved to Manhattan as soon as he could.
Project 1 of 5
An ongoing project begun in 2007. The Appalachian Trail is the longest footpath in the United States, running from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine. Although varying slightly year to year, it measures approximately 2,175 miles in length. The trail can be hiked either northbound or southbound; the majority of hikers going south to north. Typically the journey begins late March or early April and concludes August through early October. Hikers must reach the top of Katahdin by the 15th of October or face a closed trail. The path itself follows the ridge of the Appalachian Mountains and along its way passes 14 states, a variety of climates and elevations. Of the thousands who attempt the trail each year about 20 percent actually finish. These portraits were taken on Springer Mountain, Georgia (Mile 0), Damascus, Virginia (Mile 500), and others at the trail terminus in Maine (approx. Mile 2,175). Some were photographed at multiple locations for comparative purposes.
Project 2 of 5
Self-promotion project to announce the launch of the revamped geoffgreen.com
Model: Oona (Models International) Dude: Evan Green Hair & Makeup: Binky Brown Styling: Cameron K. Carpenter Music: Monastics
Project 3 of 5
A personal project exploring and documenting a local community in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Heading from the subway to the studio I have gotten to know some local characters, hung out with them, and am only at the beginning of capturing the essence of an ethnically diverse community that bridges several cliques and contributes to a vibrant NYC landscape.
Project 4 of 5
The Cartwheel Initiative brings the therapeutic and transformative power of the arts to children living in the aftermath of conflict and disaster in order to support them in healing, comprehension, acceptance and transcendence. The opportunity to meet these kids, hang out with them for a couple of days, and take their portraits was a transcendent experience. After the hardships they have endured, their optimism and hope for the future is truly amazing.
Ashok Sinha: Co-Founder Parveen Dassenaike: Co-Founder Karen Ng: Director Katie Humphries: Director
Project 5 of 5
Commissioned to create original art for the rebuild of the CUMC Neurosurgery website. Worked with the doctors, patients, and medical staff on location both in real situations and portrait sessions to create an accurate reflection of the department.
Brigitte Magar of MokaMedia