Film Photography: Sing for Hope Pop-Up Pianos

Over the last week, we have run into a few of the Sing for Hope Pop-Up Pianos. If I have a camera on me, I stop and take a shot. Sometimes there are people playing them, other times not. Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano in Williamsburg

I love the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop for this one. I wanted to get someone playing on the piano, but no one was around. This shot was with Hasselblad 501cm and Kodak Portra 400.

Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano on the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

I was just walking up to this one adjusting the settings on my camera when this man approached and aked me if it was one of "those pianos." We chatted a little about the one that was vandalized in the Bronx and then I asked him if he would mind setting down at this one for a picture. He didn't play, but was happy to pose for me. Taken with Hasselblad 501cm and Fuji Reala 100.

Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano in Fort Greene Park

This gentleman was trying to get the two kids interested in the piano. And he could play. One kid was kind of into it and the other was having none of it. Shot with Hasselblad 501cm and Kodak Portra 400 at dusk in shade.

Sing for Hope Pop-Up Piano in Meatpacking District Median Park

This guy was entertaining everyone around him with his playing. Since I had a 35mm SLR camera with 36 exposures (instead of my usual 12 with the Hasselblad) I stayed and snapped a couple pictures of him. I love these pianos and this gentleman clearly enhanced the evening and mood of the people sitting at tables around him. It was one of those, "Man, I love this city moments." Taken with Olympus OM-1 SLR on Kodak Portra 800 film.

Check out the Sing for Hope website for much more information including a map of where the pianos are located.