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User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Dec 10, 2017 1:29 AM (UTC)

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I’m satisfied with this #2017bestnine cuz a large percentage of these were no easy task to shoot for a slew of reasons but 2 from @hightimesmagazine shoots when I could hardly walk but climbed on top of Margaret Cho , convinced Peaches to come to Bedstuy, music festivals, a Yemen protest, and early dawn on Coney Island when I barely dragged myself out the door, means it was worth it. Oh and mostly ladies. Thank you for looking Xx
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Dec 8, 2017 12:27 AM (UTC)

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#tbt that time I was given 1 min heads up I was shooting @hasanminhaj directly after he walked off stage at Future of Story Telling last summer, and only had 20 seconds with him in front of a wall covered in pigeon shit on Staten Island at 9am. I didn’t know who he was so I looked him up after and he is so damn funny, talented and genius. I wish we talked about more than pigeon poop after, but I’m glad I didn’t know he was a comedian and convinced him to not smile for the last shot. Yet after watching Homecoming King I was floored. I intentionally know nothing about people I shoot so i don’t freak out and instead treat everyone the same .. #hasanminhaj
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Dec 5, 2017 2:13 AM (UTC)

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I’ve been trying to find ways to be happy when I feel out of place. The best defense is having a lens barrier in my face. I truthfully only find happiness in creating; I’ve yet to find anything else that can fill these holes. When I do, it doesn’t matter if I am uncomfortable, it’s mostly some sort of emotion I cannot define in words. Documenting my discomfort has been a non-predetermined side goal I’ve been trying to explore. I’m not sure where it is going, but I’m not stopping myself any time soon. It’s all about fine tuning and not caring if anyone likes it or wants it, just getting as close as I can to it.
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Dec 3, 2017 12:11 AM (UTC)

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Shot some promo photos of @lissiemusic on her farm in Iowa, for her new album out March 23rd 📀 Stylist: @stephstrate 💕 more soon..
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:30 AM (UTC)

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Happy Happy Birthday @lissiemusic ! Thanks for the fun and productive weekend and enduring the freezing cold.. and extra thanks to stylist @stephstrate and @deenster3boys for kicking ass as well xx can’t wait for the album to drop !!
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Nov 16, 2017 11:27 PM (UTC)

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Super sleep deprived because I have too much I want to get done but instead of napping I got some rolls of film developed I found in the back of my fridge. This from Rainbow Gathering in Vermont a couple years ago that I hardly recall taking. No filters added! But now Inspired to shoot film again so I am packing my film camera + coffee.. #shootfilm #nosleepteam #35mm
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Oct 30, 2017 4:09 AM (UTC)
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Diamanda Galás at Murmrr Theatre tonight for LPR presents #diamandagalas
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Oct 10, 2017 3:43 AM (UTC)
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So happy I saw Daniel Johnston the other night. Despite that it was dubbed his “last tour” I’m not going to believe that as I said to his brother, who replied, “Who knows, I don’t even know..” My first time seeing him was in Seattle in 2000 when he opened for a then hardly known band The White Stripes. I thought that would be my last. He was even more magical 17 years later, even his band teared up..I can’t find a more fitting word than genius.. #TrueLoveWillFindYouInTheEnd❤️ #danieljohnston #hihowareyou @hihowareyouofficial
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Oct 3, 2017 8:50 PM (UTC)
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Hey internet I’m teaching a 6 week course on Music and Event Photography at the awesome @brklyncentral starting Oct 26th. We will be going to shows and working hard, but I’ll share the mistakes I’ve made so you can save time guessing and quickly learn how to not be like that one guy bouncing his flash off a black venue ceiling wondering why his photos suck. This prob doesn’t apply to most of my photo friends, but if it interests you go to for details. DM or email me if you want to know more. Class is limited to 12.. xx .
#musicphotography #eventphotography #brooklyncentral #learnphotography #nycmusicphotography #photographycourse
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Oct 1, 2017 3:33 AM (UTC)
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@princessnokia last night at @villainstagram. This first photo, mirrors my expression when head security dude had me kicked out cuz I asked for water when I almost fainted (sober) from the heat and cigarette smoke inside. Luckily she jumped in the crowd during the first song, cuz that’s all I saw. My first time at Villian, and def my last. F that place! #worstvenueever never boycotted a venue in My life but first for everything
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Sep 15, 2017 1:19 AM (UTC)

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Nothing hurts me so deeply than when someone so young is robbed of life from fucking cancer. 4 of my friends in the last 5 years, and many others I didn't know, whom were friends to many. All under the age of 42. It makes me so fn mad. This isn't "my loss" this is everyone's loss.
When is this country going to stop prioritizing building walls and bombing other countries and put serious resources in to our HEALTH CARE system FIRST? Can we just ALL refuse to pay taxes until medical coverage is free and available to all? And put this money in to finding a cure for cancer?? Fuck this country's rulers ("leaders" leading us in to a vacuous pit of disrepair) and their blatant disregard and neglect for the lives of those who live here. No one should have to rely on fucking Kickstarter donations for medical coverage to continue living, as all of those affected by this disease have had to do simply because our government will not provide. It NEVER has. We deserve better. The entire planet does.
RIP Jessi Zazu (L) 28, formerly of
@thosedarlins this photo I took of her and Nikki Kvarnis (R) backstage at 4Knots Fest 2014.. which Jessi seamlessly orchestrated so perfectly I only took two frames. Her song "Ain't Afraid" is nothing less than haunting, ironically written 3 years prior to diagnosis. Rest in Power xx #wedeservebetter #fuckcancer
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Aug 31, 2017 7:17 PM (UTC)

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User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Aug 27, 2017 6:45 AM (UTC)
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@afropunk today.. sorta blew it on photos with a broken lens and somehow feeling off, but got a few good moments + @sza @princessnokia @jojoabot
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Aug 19, 2017 5:06 AM (UTC)
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Post storm from Brooklyn. Shout out to my neighbor @extraniceness for leaving his reggae record in flip flops to pull the roof door shut for me when I got it stuck climbing up a mildly functioning sketchy ladder to film the lightning (not pictured) ⚡️⚡️😂
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Aug 14, 2017 3:20 AM (UTC)
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You are free but you don't have much time.
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Aug 8, 2017 5:01 AM (UTC)
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Before dawn on Coney Island followed by sunrise thunderstorm. I swear the sky is not doctored with filters, it truly looked like a hallucinogenic trip, still the camera did it no justice.
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Jul 26, 2017 4:21 AM (UTC)
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Exactly 2 years ago I tore 89% of the calf muscle in my left leg and thought it would be ok if I made my mind keep telling my body it was, following the 3 months I was unable to walk. That was incorrect I've discovered, still dealing with the constant residual effects of said injury. Yet that attitude allowed me to think it was perfectly normal to get Margaret Cho half naked in bed smoking weed for High Times and climb on top of her in a fancy hotel bed for and stuff her cleavage with prop buds, despite that every step I took felt like an additional bullet wound to my calf. But I didn't feel a thing in this position, because the only cure for pain is not the big pharma pills but creating new shit/art and leaving something worthy behind. Reminding myself of what I need to remember and not get it twisted, cuz it's easy to forget. 📷: @ursula_mann
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Jun 27, 2017 7:38 PM (UTC)
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Outtakes from Pride Parade on Sunday. Generally the ones that go unpublished are the ones I like best.
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Jun 24, 2017 3:15 AM (UTC)
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#SubwaySeries outtakes I randomly found from 2 years or so ago(?) for the book I'll probably delay another few months or a year? My emotions delay production in general, which I know is detrimental... anyone have any tips??? .. I went to a cafe to work (how I do Friday nights) and forgot the stupid Apple head phone port adapter to listen to audio so I'm stuck drinking tequila and going thru old random stuff on computer, not without said emotions .. but yo happy summer.
User Image gretchenrobinette Posted: Jun 19, 2017 7:33 AM (UTC)
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Black Lives Matter NYC march from Harlem to Trump Towers on Saturday following the aquittal of Philando Castile's killer. A decision made by a jury comprised of 10 white men and 2 black. In the last image here, the police officer took away the president of the BLMNY groups megaphone for speaking about justice "without a permit". More on @villagevoice @blmnyc @blklivesmatter #killercops