Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tree Lighting in Norwood

This year on December 15th the weather Gods were kind and gave us spring like temperatures. Community Board 7 residents came out in large numbers for the ceremony. Over the last few years I have made photos of my neighbors at various community events. It is a privilege to document the growing up of our children and new additions to families and our community. Due to the Magical nature of Norwood, the adults are not adding years just wisdom!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very Happy and Prosperous 2012.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe in Norwood

10 days ago on a Sunday, live music from the street made its way into our living room. Curiosity insisted that the whole family investigate. 60 feet below at street level, we observed a colorful procession of people in traditional costumes, carrying icons of the Virgin Mary and flowers, lots of flowers. At the back of the parade was a predominantly wind and percussion band. Curiously, unlike the rest of the parade, the band was mostly devoid of color. They made up for it with their enthusiastic music.

Camera in hand, I gave chase down Tryon Avenue and finally caught up with my neighbors at the Woodlawn cemetery. The procession with a police escort, meandered through the neighborhood before culminating at St. Ann’s Church on Bainbridge Avenue. I would like to thank my fellow Norwood residents, for letting me document them celebrating their faith with their families. It was a moving experience for me.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tree Lighting at Fordham Road

Compared to the past, this year the turn out at The Fordham road BID tree lighting event was much larger. Santa and New York City comptroller John C. Liu were among the many officials present. As always, it was a pleasure making photographs of my fellow Bronx residents.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Norwwood Halloween

A school night with homework deadline did not deter hundreds of children from coming out for Halloween trick or treating. The pirate's expression in the last image of the slide show is exactly how I felt while making photographs on Halloween. These images were created on Bainbridge Avenue and 204 Street in the Bronx.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bronx Documentary Center, Opens its Doors

The Bronx Documentary Center opened in the Melrose section of the Bronx on Saturday. The Center, located at the intersection of Courtlandt Avenue and East 151st Street, launched with an exhibition of multimedia and photographs by the late photojournalist Tim Hetherington (including his video work shown on the wall of a building across the street from the Center). Hetherington died tragically last April while covering the conflict in Libya. Last week, BDC founder Mike Kamber posted a moving article on the New York Times Lens Blog about Hetherington, a good friend who helped inspire him create the center.

The opening attracted hundreds of people that crammed the storefront gallery and its backyard. The crowd included journalists, photographers, students, family and friends of Hetherington, and Bronx artists and art enthusiasts.

For me, the experience of attending the opening was inspirational at many levels. Making photographs in the presence of famous photojournalists was daunting, scary and thrilling.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

World's Largest Jack-O-Lantern

The photographs in the slide show were made last year at the New York Botanical Garden, while the current world record holder Scott Cully gave shape to his record breaking Jack-O-Lantern.

Today The worlds largest Pumpkins arrive at the New York Botanical Garden.
Like last year, the NYBG is hosting fun activities for children and adults. Please click here for details.

Monday, October 17, 2011



Made this photograph at the Jerome Gun Hill BID Street fest on Sept 24 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011


3200 Jerome Ave, the old home of Bronx New School (Ps51) where toxic contamination were discovered.

Sunday, October 9, 2011



I made this photograph on August 2, during the National Night Out event at the Williamsbridge Oval Park.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Made this photograph at the Jerome Gun Hill BID Street fest on Sept 24 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Prom at Montefiore

For the Last two years I have covered the Prom at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore
The slide show is of photographs made during the May 7, 2011 party. It was good to see the children forgetting about their life threatening illnesses and enjoying the evening. I thank them for letting me be a part of the festivities. The Prom was put together by a wonderful dedicated team of very hardworking people of the Phoebe H. Stein Child Life Program, of the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. It is always inspiring to see the Child Life program family working tirelessly with the children. If you would like to read more about their work please click here. Funding for the Prom was provided by: Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation, Starlight Starbright, Operation Prom. It was attended by 35 patients and 20 dates of patients.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fordham Road Renaissance Festival

On Aug 21, I found myself on East Fordham road just east of the Grand Concourse, among thousands who were enjoying the Fordham Road Renaissance Festival. Street photography at close quarters is one of my favorite ways of making photographs. Let me not try and describe what I saw, let me show you! Click on the slide show window to see the photographs larger.


IMG_2166wm by satalwar
IMG_2166wm, a photo by satalwar on Flickr.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Last August Sunset

Farewell to August As summer draws to a close.
For better quality video please click here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Irene's Wrath on Mosholu Parkway

These photographs are of three trees taken down by Irene on Mosholu parkway. The first two photographs are of a tree which provided shade just north of Webster ave. The next two images were made opposite Dewitt Clinton High School, this tree housed a nest of wasps who expressed their need for privacy to me! The last two are of a tree which lived just north of Marion Ave.

Photographs made by Adi Talwar

Sunday, August 28, 2011

After Irene

I hope you all had a safe night. This time lapse move was created from photographs made between 10:00am and 10:45am today. Click here for better quality video.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Clouds On A Bronx August Afternoon

This week we have had some gorgeous weather. This is what you get if you mix blue skies, white puffy clouds and a camera, I shot this time lapse movie earlier in the week.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Double Bronx Rainbow


After the heavy rain and thunder today, I saw these rainbows looking east from where Tryon Ave meets the Williamsbridge Oval Park. The vivid colors did not last long. Bottled it for all to enjoy. If you want to see more of my work, head on over to

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I Hate The Smell Of Smoke In the Morning

The Phone woke me at 3:45am! The last two times this happened we had big fires in our Norwood neighborhood. I could smell the smoke and heard my self saying in not again please not again. Rushed to 204 street and Perry ave and found our brave FDNY men in control of the situation. Thank God we did not have a large fire like the last two times. Thank you VM for the call.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Hawk Is Back


A fire escape in the Bronx on a February Sunday afternoon near the Williamsbridge Oval Park.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tropical Color In the Bronx

Yesterday after a 30 minute walk in the snow the Caribbean Garden exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden was a great place to spend a couple of hours observing the play between light and plants. If you want a dose of warm weather and tropical color, head on over to the Caribbean Garden exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden. Please click here for details.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Let it Snow


Jan 7 2011 Trees in the Williams Bridge Oval park waiting for spring!