Nichdaly's Cumpleaño

Had the chance to photograph this amazing kid. Clearly the daughter of her mother it was an awesome way to spend a Saturday afternoon.   

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

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Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

Photo Daniel William McKnight  

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Photo Daniel William McKnight  

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Photo Daniel William McKnight  

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Photo Daniel William McKnight  

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The Long Road Traveled

There is an intense and dramatic beauty to places like Montana and North Dakota where all of the following photos were taken.  But nothing compares to the Montana's Big Sky reputation.  Those great plains stretch the horizon line is indistinguishable from the sky.  It was moments such as these that brought my love of this place back to life.  I also toyed around with photographing the stars.  Now, i realize there is a bit of trail in there but for it being my first time i'm very happy with the results.  And to be fair, it was about -5 degrees F and i had no gloves or winter coat while standing in the night winds of Eastern Montana. I also tried a little day time shutter dragging, made it look like i was in a blizzard.  Enjoy! 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Sim Ross and the Redemption

Sim Ross and the Redemption live at Matchless in Brooklyn on Sunday.  They rocked the stage with their grit and drive reminding us of what good americana rock is meant to do. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Playing With Color at Coney Island

Spent a day wandering Coney Island with a few friends.  Had a chance to play with a little color and see how it works.  The sparcity of people made it seem somewhat post apocalyptic in a few of the photos.  No one around to enjoy rides always feels slightly strange. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Fiona Silver Live at Rockwood Music Hall

Had the priviledge to film this Siren's show on Monday.  You must take a moment hear her dynamic voice live.  It's extraordinary.  Also snapped a few photos even though i was pinned under my tri-pod.  

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Mendez on the Streets

Had a chance to take some photos of Gregory Mendez, a musician based in the West Village.  He's an incredible talent and you can find his music at mendezmusic.bandcamp.com.  More content and interviews to come. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

J'Ouvert - September 2015

I am fully aware that this is nearly two months past but these are some fun photos and it was a great time to run around the streets of Brooklyn all night watching people enjoy themselves. Many expressed concern over the violence that occured during J'Ouvert.  However, it's important to recognize that most of the celebrants did just that, celebrate and enjoy themselves.  It's also fun to look back on this night as I see how many things i could have done differently from a photographic perspective for better or even more dramatic results. For the first time covering/documenting a parade I'm glad it was this one. Anyway, these are long overdue and I hope you enjoy them. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Mets Come Back for World Series

The Amazing Mets returned to Queens today to a pile of media and adoring fans.  Being it's the first time I've shot at a press event dealing with sports I was in for an awakening.  Next time I'll be a bit more prepared.  But that said, It's great to see a NY Team come home to loving fans.  I'm not a band wagon guy but it's fun to get caught up in the hype and feel the excitment in the air. David Wright looks like he's being goosed... Just putting that out there. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Jeurys Famila speaks to reporters and fans / Photo Daniel William McKnight

Jeurys Famila speaks to reporters and fans / Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

David Wright speaks to reporters and fans / Photo Daniel William McKnight

David Wright speaks to reporters and fans / Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William Mcknight

Photo Daniel William Mcknight

Photo Daniel William Mcknight

Photo Daniel William Mcknight

Your 2015 Amazing Mets / Photo Daniel William Mcknight

Your 2015 Amazing Mets / Photo Daniel William Mcknight


Indigenous Peoples Day Part 2

This past weekend The Redhawk Native American Arts Council held their annual Indigenous Peoples Day Festival on Randalls Island in New York City.  Spanning the entire weekend and through Monday the celebration included over 500 artists, dancers, and performers with Redhawks aim to spread awareness of Indigenous peoples from North to South American and the Pacific Islands.  The festival holds special significance as it coincides with Columbus Day. Columbus Day has come under heavy crticism in recent years due to Christopher Columbus's now widely known use of slavery, rape, and murder to force native people into submission. The Indigenous Day Festival is one of many movements that seek to replace Columbus Day with a holiday recognizing the culture and history of all native nations.  

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Indigenous Peoples Day Part 1

This past weekend The Redhawk Native American Arts Council held their annual Indigenous Peoples Day Festival on Randalls Island in New York City.  Spanning the entire weekend and through Monday the celebration included over 500 artists, dancers, and performers with Redhawks aim to spread awareness of Indigenous peoples from North to South American and the Pacific Islands.  The festival holds special significance as it coincides with Columbus Day. Columbus Day has come under heavy crticism in recent years due to Christopher Columbus's now widely known use of slavery, rape, and murder to force native people into submission. The Indigenous Day Festival is one of many movements that seek to replace Columbus Day with a holiday recognizing the culture and history of all native nations.  

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Fun With Some Long Exposure

Although, keep in mind that I did not have a tri-pod so there is some shake but it was fun none the less. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Fire at Red Apple Deli

On Wednesday morning fire consumed The Red Apple Deli at 134 Hamilton Place in Harlem.  Spreading through the 2nd and 3rd floors residents were evacuated.  Authoriities declined to comment. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Brazenhead Books Takes a Bow

On July 4, 2015, Michael Seidenberg held the beginning of Brazenhead's many going away parties.  After 7 years he is forced to vacate the rent controlled apartment he occupied since 1977.  Brazenhead, for years, opened it's doors to both literati and those that dream in letters. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Harlem Shooting

Police responded to a shooting at a basket ball court near 128th St. and St. Nicholas Terrace in Harlem on Monday.  Medics rushed the young man to a local hospital, his condition unknown. Police declined to comment. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Shooting at Federal Building Downtown Manhattan

68 year old military veteran, Kevin Downing, opened fire in a federal building in downtown Manhattan on Friday killing himself and 53-year-old guard, Idrissa Camara. Authorities pronounced both men dead at the scene. 

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight

Photo Daniel William McKnight




Dear Papa

It seems we missed each other. You must have been tired. Unfortunately the pilot did not fly as fast as he could have. But sometimes we need to go home, so I understand. I’m sorry we didn’t have the chance to catch up before you left. We could have spoken about the helicopter seeds you sent me in the fall. We didn’t have those in Great Falls. Remember my pellet gun the sheriff confiscated for a year because Justin shot that kid in the butt? I guess kids shouldn’t share everything

Andi and I can’t find the stilts. I’m sure you had them somewhere, but we stopped coming around… They turned us into giants, for a few minutes then our arms got tired. Did your arms ever get tired from being a giant? Did you want us to stand tall? Did you want us to reach the stars? Were you as cheesy as saying something like, “reach the stars.” No, you were about the practical lessons in life. You know, like sneaking up behind my friends and me as I pulled a plastic bag over my head for a laugh. I haven’t put a plastic bag over my head since. Thank you. The subtle saving of a life.

There are a lot of people here. Our little family grew. A lot. You have spread ever so much further from Pine Island than you know. Or maybe you do know. I have always believed that you had a sixth sense in that giant’s blood of yours. Yes, you came a long way. And you are far from stopping. Your giant’s blood will run long and deep.

I was looking forward to a few long talks, hoping you’d be in the mood to tell a good story. Or at least try to convince me to go to the bathroom for you or steal a nose or two from one of the freshman class. They might fall for that, I might pretend to.

You ushered magic into my childhood. I don’t know if that was the intent. But thanks anyway. You taught me to love honeysuckle and building things (I’m glad you’ve never seen how terrible I am at building things. I’ll work on that. I blame it on New York City).

Some people prefer the future and look forward to new memories. Some want to wade in the warm comfort of the past. Me? I like a little of both. We can’t write new stories without knowing the epics of our history. You are an epic, Papa.

I am sorry I missed you. But we’ll catch up soon. I love you. Get home safe and I’ll see you later.