The personal blog of photojournalist Noah Darnell.

The day the Sky set Paris on fire…

The day the Sky set Paris on fire…

The day the Sky set Paris on fire began like any other. And just like any other, most people forgot about the Sky.

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Loud noises, firecrackers, and burning effigies…

Loud noises, firecrackers, and burning effigies…

NOTE: Full gallery available on Demotix: here. I had heard about this Lewes Bonfire Night since I came to London a few months ago. And even on the train as my friends and I (also photojournalists) were on our way, people were warning us and telling us “good luck” and “be careful.” I think it

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First, we worshipped…

First, we worshipped…

First, we worshipped the inanimate. Next, we learned to worship the gods Later, we discovered the Deity. Then, dazzled by our own Reason We returned to the inanimate And ended up worshipping anything, From football to economic growth. ~Sukasah Syahdan, “A Brief History of Gods” Miletus   I traced the Circus whose gray stones incline

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Going on and on…

Going on and on…

If you are on pins and needles from yesterday’s post wondering if we found the best cup of hot chocolate on the planet, you will be pleased to know we found some spectacular hot chocolate. Perhaps not necessarily from one person, but more or less the way that Haitian hot chocolate is made would rank

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Mounting experiences on the wall…

Mounting experiences on the wall…

The past has been a mint Of blood and sorrow. That must not be True of tomorrow. ~Langston Hughes: “History”     We awoke and packed our things for the journey back down the mountain fortress.   Needless to say, a memorable night, wrapped in workers’ blankets, still cold from the altitude and the silence.

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Columns beyond…

Columns beyond…

Arriving in Rome and hit the ground running. Check in early to the hotel and start work immediately. Too bad I don’t really sleep on planes that well. I’m filming lectures for a class. But instead of just talking to a camera in a studio, we’re filming on location. When you’re talking about something that

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Farm fresh…

Farm fresh…

I find it difficult to describe this project that is forming. Perhaps because of how new it is. But perhaps my difficulty comes from the breadth of the project. I love long-form journalism and this one is certainly huge. Many months to come. The behind-the-scenes will of course will appear on this blog as it

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To a year behind…

To a year behind…

The year 2013 will be the first since 1987 to have no duplicate digits. Just saying… But 2012 was a pretty good year, double digits and all. It really was. These images are a random smattering. Some of my favorites from the past year. They’re probably not the best, but these are just about 50

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Good friends and famous houses…

Good friends and famous houses…

Something that everyone expects from the photojournalism life is constant travel, exotic locations, and fascinating people. Imagine my surprise when I realized, only after a short time “in the field” that all that world is a fragment of the actual work. But every once in a while the planets align. Was it Hong Kong or

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The sharpest nose…

The sharpest nose…

I love big-sensor digitals, just something about them other small-sensor cameras can’t match. The depth of field at 24mm? That would be 16mm on a APS-C. Without shoving the camera all the way up the dog’s nose – a sure lick threat – it takes a serious lens to hit that sweet spot. Notice, the

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Time and time again…

Time and time again…

All those “I heart NY” shirts, Halal carts, pervasive taxi’s, sky scrapers, and Times Square. Wall Street. All things New York. But after you’ve been here a few times, you stop going to touristy things. I think I’ve been to everything that New York City offers – Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, Statue of Liberty,

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Making ISO-noise a thing of the past: the Nikon D7000…

Making ISO-noise a thing of the past: the Nikon D7000…

…and then came the Nikon D7000. Sometimes, the image must speak for itself. At ISO4000 – yes, you read that right. (Click a photo for the rest of the EXIF data.) The full image: The 100% crop: No post-process noise reduction. I’ve been using the Nikon D7000 for a few days now and genuinely am

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