DAVID SIMON OF THE SIMON PROPERTY GROUP

A recent executive portrait of David Simon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, an S&P 500 company and America’s largest publicly traded real estate company.  We managed to get a couple of portraits done, just before the heavens opened and the heavy rain obscured the view and just seconds before my allotted time of five minutes expired and Mr Simon was whisked away to his next appointment….

David E. Simon February 19, 2014 is chairman and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group

Mr David Simon, Chairman and CEO of The Simon Property Group © Dan Callister

David E. Simon February 19, 2014 is chairman and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group

Mr David Simon, Simon Property Group © Dan Callister

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David Simon © Dan Callister

Read more.. Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

CAR FIRE ON 1ST AVE AND 38TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY

A Kia Sports utility vehicle caught fire February 20, 2014 and then exploded into a fireball on 1st Avenue and 38th Street in Manhattan, New York, USA.

Wheels on Fire © Dan Callister

Driving home last night after a long and tedious assignment, I ran into this car fire on First Avenue and 38th Street.  Luckily no one was injured and the lads of Engine 21 knocked the flames down pretty quickly despite an exploding fireball.

A Kia Sports utility vehicle caught fire February 20, 2014 and then exploded into a fireball on 1st Avenue and 38th Street in Manhattan, New York, USA.

The Fire Department arrive © Dan Callister

The car is engulfed in Flames © Dan Callister

The car is engulfed in Flames © Dan Callister

The FDNY tackle the fire ball © Dan Callister

The FDNY tackle the fire ball © Dan Callister

A Firefighter assesses the situation © Dan Callister

A Firefighter assesses the situation © Dan Callister

Fireball © Dan Callister

Fireball © Dan Callister

Knocking the flames down © Dan Callister

Knocking the flames down © Dan Callister

 

Read more.. Friday, February 21st, 2014

THE SNOW JUST KEEPS ON FALLING…

There appears to be no respite from the continuous snowfall here in New York.  A few images from in between the deluge of the icy white stuff. I’ll be glad when the spring gets here…….Please donate any unwanted warm clothing to any of the clothing banks in New York, Salvation Army, Red Cross etc

Central Park South © Dan Callister

The Pond, Central Park © Dan Callister

The Pond in Central Park © Dan Callister

The Central Park Snow Monkeys have had enough as well by the looks of it © Dan Callister

Tastes good though © Dan Callister

The San Remo © Dan Callister

The Boating Lake, Central Park © Dan Callister

Fifth Ave, New York City © Dan Callister

A poor homeless gentleman shelters from the cold © Dan Callister

Read more.. Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A PORTRAIT OF AUTHOR JENNIFER CLEMENT

Author Jennifer Clement © Dan Callister

Jennifer Clement © Dan Callister

A recent portrait of author Jennifer Clement taken in her sister Barbara Sibley’s restaurant Lapalapa in New York City.  The portrait was published in the Books section of The Telegraph.

Jennifer Clement © Dan Callister

Read more.. Sunday, February 9th, 2014

MY FAVOURITE TIME OF YEAR – THE SIX NATIONS!

My little pal Dylan, he's ready for the Six Nations! © Dan Callister

My favorite time of year has finally arrived…… the Six Nations rugby kicks off tomorrow……!!

Rugby - The best game in the world! © Dan Callister

Read more.. Friday, January 31st, 2014

WALES, A WEDDING AND TALACRE LIGHTHOUSE

Point of Ayr Lighthouse, Talacre, North Wales © Dan Callister

I’ve just returned back from Wales after attending Rich and Kat’s big day.  It was a great wedding and I had a fantastic time catching up with many old friends and making some new ones.  In between the stag do, felling trees, cutting logs and the wedding I managed to do some landscapes. I visited Talacre lighthouse which is sadly in disrepair to shoot some images during an ebbing tide.

Point of Ayr Lighthouse, Talacre, Flintshire, N. Wales © Dan Callister

Point of Ayr lighthouse, Talacre, North Wales © Dan Callister

Read more.. Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

SNOWSTORM HERCULES

The animals at Central Park Zoo managed to enjoy the recent snowstorm unlike their human counterparts…

Snow leopard cub © Dan Callister

Snow leopard cubs enjoy the snow © Dan Callister

Rough and tumble in the snow © Dan Callister

Flash the snow monkey seems unimpressed by it all © Dan Callister

Snow licking good © Dan Callister

Read more.. Saturday, January 4th, 2014

THE END OF ANOTHER YEAR – 2013 IN REVIEW

Well, twenty thirteen is drawing to a close.  It has been a varied and sad year on the assignment front.  I ended up covering everything from the Boston Marathon bombings, the Cleveland basement kidnappings, the neo-nazi who named his children after Hitler to the world renowned Grumpy Cat.  I’m just wondering what 2014 has in store? Hopefully it will be a safe and prosperous year for all.

Here are a few photographs, taken on various assignments from this past year…..

The Duke of Lancaster ship, Mostyn Docks, North Wales © Dan Callister

A portrait of Paul Williams with the Duke of Lancaster, Mostyn Docks, North Wales © Dan Callister

My little pal Dylan Jones, muddy and happy. You can't beat rugby, best sport in the world © Dan Callister

Bomb disposal search outside the bombers home in Boston © Dan Callister

Krystle Campbell is remembered by friends and family © Dan Callister

BOSTON STRONG - Remembering the fallen. Rest in Peace.

The victims of the Boston bombings are remembered © Dan Callister

The Cleveland home where three women were held captive for ten years by Ariel Castro © Dan Callister

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro makes his first court appearance © Dan Callister

No longer Missing-Amanda Berry's family home, Cleveland, Ohio © Dan Callister

Battalion Chief Steve Sullivan remembers fallen comrades on the anniversary of 9/11 © Dan Callister

Johnnie 'Spider' Footman, NY's oldest taxi driver, sadly passed away earlier this year aged 94 © Dan Callister

John Wayne Bobbitt - twenty years on after the infamous chopping incident, Niagara Falls, NY © Dan Callister

A close call for this Cape Fur Seal, Seal Island, South Africa © Dan Callister

Nazi Heath Campbell named his children after Hitler © Dan Callister

The snake handling preacher Andrew Hamblin, Tabernacle Church of God, Tennessee © Dan Callister

The Ku Klux Klan march in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania © Dan Callister

The oil boom - oil fracking in North Dakota © Dan Callister

Oil fracking boss Alan Grim, North Dakota © Dan Callister

Nicole Reyes is escorted from court by armed guards in the Dominican Republic after allegedly killing her husband © Dan Callister

Nicole Reyes mum Jeanette worries constantly over Nicole's safety in jail, Dominican Republic © Dan Callister

Superstorm Sandy- Jeanette Donnelly takes a moment to remember, on the one year anniversary, Breezy Point, NY © Dan Callister

Piers Morgan in Central Park, New York © Dan Callister

Author Tess Stimson © Dan Callister

Writer Rowan Pelling is fitted for a face mask for an MRI scan © Dan Callister

Worlds biggest Zumba convention - Zumba Instructor Kylee McElkerney © Dan Callister

Fans greet Grumpy Cat © Dan Callister

The world renowned Grumpy Cat arrives by limo © Dan Callister

Read more.. Thursday, December 26th, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Rockefeller Holiday Tree © Dan Callister

Read more.. Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE SANDY HOOK SCHOOL SHOOTING

Twelve months has gone by, but the pain for those who lost somebody never lessens. There is no such thing as closure for the grieving parents.  So many innocent lives, cruelly taken in a senseless act of  depraved violence.

The Sandy Hook victims are remembered © Dan Callister

The flag at half-mast at Sandy Hook firehouse © Dan Callister

Sandy Hook, We Choose Love sign © Dan Callister

Read more.. Saturday, December 14th, 2013