Images NYRR United Airline's NYC Half Marathon #UnitedNYCHalf by Muhsin Shakoor

Covering from the mile twelve marker, here are some of our exciting images from the NYC half marathon as the runners entered Central Park towards the last mile.

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2019 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon - Sunday, March 17

BELAY TILAHUN BEZABEH (ETH)

Full image gallery from the NYC half marathon

M. Nuri Shakoor, Photojournalist

Diana Madalina Puscasu - NYC Runway Model Feature by Muhsin Shakoor

Model: Diana Madalina Puscasu

Designer: Alexandra Popescu-York

Photographer: M. Nuri Shakoor

Show: Couture Fashion Week FW2019

Venue: 4w43 Building, Manhattan

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Diana Madalina Puscasu

New York Fashion Week Model Feature

A few of the photos taken during the ‘dynamic duo’ session of Diana and yours truly. Diana’s glamorous and sultry look is tailor-made for my style and approach to photography. With creating these artistic photos, I attempt to immortalize the designer’s collection as art, and to pay tribute to the designer as an artist. However, it takes a special person to embrace the collection and make it their own, with their own unique flair to draw us in. To make us want to know more about the artist behind the collection. Many of us in the audience and behind the lens, feel that Diana’s runway and camera presence, the way she romances us, is in essence selling the collection.

Special thanks to these amazing photographers, Ktodoma (IG @ktodoma ) and Bryant Moreno (IG @sevvperior ) , for their support and coverage of the Couture Fashion Week runway shows that were still in progress while Diana and I worked together.

Please stay tuned for more from these two photgraphers in the near future. Ktodoma provided video and photos of Diana and I in action.

Thank you for your support. Please visit us again.

M. Nuri Shakoor, Photographer/ Editor

Alla Bevzenko-Shakoor, Senior Editor

Images From New York ComicCon ( #NYCC ) 2018 by Muhsin Shakoor

Welcome to the official New York City Arts, Sports, & Entertainment (NYC-ASE) image album for NYCC 2018 held on October 4th through October 7th. Featuring Neil Degrasse Tyson, Raekwon, Kat Velasco, Evgeniya Radilova, Alli-Z Cosplay, and the many amazing cosplay models in attendance.

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NYCC 2018

Artists and cosplay models Kat Velasco and Evgeniya Radilova. Two NYC-ASE ComicCon favorites.

UABN Photography serves as the image repository for all events we cover for NYC-ASE and U.S. Press Agency News (USPA-News).

Please note that all images in the photo albums below are copyright protected and the sole property of UABN Photography. To use or repost any of our images please contact Nuri Shakoor at nshakoor@uabn-nyc.com .

Album One

Album Two

Album 3

Album 4- Unedited Snapshots

Sheri Autry Couture by Muhsin Shakoor

Couture Fashion Week SS19 feature on designer Sheri Autry.

#CFW #NYFW #FashionWeeK

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Couture Fashion Week

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Sheri Autry Couture.

About This Photograph.

The eye contact was essential.

Digging through more than 3,000 shots from fashion week takes time. Time that we don't really have to be honest. And mostly this is my burden due to our strict standards as to which shots qualify as "photographs" (that to me is less than 10%). Afterwards, I have to painstakingly go through each of those photographs and decide which of those I feel come across artistic enough to meet "URBAN ART BY NURI" standards. Not many. My standards for fashion and art are very high, thanks to my days of being around the best at Neiman Marcus, where I worked for seven years in various capacities.

In order for a photo to speak to me as art there has to be a certain element to it. Arguably, one cannot really describe it, because it truly is just a gut feeling. This photo compelled me to write about because it jumped out at me. The minute the model stared me down, I knew art was about to be made. Frankly, I am not the one to chase a shot unless I am shooting clouds or nature. I simply let the shots come to me in this specific scenario, a fashion show. Alla was with me this night at Couture Fashion Week. Our seating was horrible on the media riser on the right hand side (model's left hand side). And Alla herself can attest that this side of the riser does not get much love from the models for some reason; Saturday was the absolute worst day, to many photographer's frustration on that side of the stage. That pretty much sums up the story behind this photo and why it is VERY special to me.


Check out her eye contact. The model’s body language. The model herself truly deserves high credit for her involvement in the making of this photograph. When I got the eye contact, my goal was to isolate her as much as possible from the other distracting elements in the venue. Once I minimized the the impact of the distracting elements, I capitalized on the moment to immortalize this instance of time. Added a vignette filter to further isolate her from the few people in the background and VOILA!!! dramatic interpretation of a beautiful design by Sheri Autry Couture from the SS19 Collection "A Midsummer Night's Dream". This photo both captivates and encapsulates the essence and the name of the collection in one photograph. This is how you tell a story during Fashion Week. While taking catalog photos has its time and place, and I do have to shoot like the other photogs when the designer is paying me to shoot. But when I am here to freestyle and tell you a story this is what I am coming at you with.

M. Nuri Shakoor, Photojournalist | Press Photographer