Street Photography: Avenue of the Americas

I was a half block away when I saw her starting to cross the street. So I timed the pace of my stride to try to get close enough for a photograph. I also liked the expressionistic reflections on the street projected by the glass corporate towers that line the Avenue of the Americas inContinue reading “Street Photography: Avenue of the Americas”

Street Photography: Hell’s Kitchen

Another shoulder-level shot taken on Eighth Avenue during last week’s heat wave. She was with a friend who suddenly bent forward in a cascade of long hair that became a distracting blur. I thought maybe the friend had dropped something. But it’s possible that she saw me and was quickly dodging my camera. As muchContinue reading “Street Photography: Hell’s Kitchen”

Street Photography: Hell’s Kitchen

This photograph completely took me by surprise. I actually gasped “wow” out loud when it popped up on my studio monitor. It looks like it was posed. And the theatricality of her Dickensian hat, robe, and spectacles also make it look staged. As much as I was happy with the shot, I was also disappointed.Continue reading “Street Photography: Hell’s Kitchen”

Street Photography: Heat on the Street

I passed by him on Eighth Avenue, but could not get a good shot of his face until I tried again the following afternoon. As in the other photographs I posted over the past two days, his body language conveys that characteristic weather-beaten sense of resignation and exhaustion. The slumped shoulders, the heat melting hisContinue reading “Street Photography: Heat on the Street”

Street Photography: Heat on the Street

As I described in my previous post, last week’s heat wave made its presence known on the faces of New Yorkers. Some, like me, can manage the temperatures, which ranged from about 95 to 97 degrees and having a “real feel” of at least 100 degrees. It’s not pleasant, but I can deal with itContinue reading “Street Photography: Heat on the Street”

Street Photography: Heat on the Street

The oppressiveness of the heat wave and high humidity in New York City last week was evident in many of the faces I encountered along Eighth Avenue. I could see it in the eyes. They were looking off into space focused on nothing in particular. And the eyes tended to look downward as if inContinue reading “Street Photography: Heat on the Street”

Street Photography: Happy Accidents

Again, I decided to vary my route and avoid my usual trek through Times Square. Eighth Avenue has a very different feel. Less spiffy and touristy. More raw and New York. I also changed the way I photograph. I held the camera up to my chest and – without looking through the viewfinder – pointedContinue reading “Street Photography: Happy Accidents”

Street Photography: Happy Accidents

I saw this billboard and I liked how the model has her hands over her heart and is looking off frame with the look of love. I stood on the corner for a while hoping someone would walk by within the scope of her gaze. When this fellow came by, I only had time toContinue reading “Street Photography: Happy Accidents”

Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park

http://www.xiomaro.com | Contact Morristown National Historical Park is offering a free smartphone photography workshop, The Art of Phoneography, on Saturday, August 3, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Registration is required by calling Jude Pfister at (973) 539-2016 x204.  The workshop – taught by Xiomaro, a nationally-exhibited photographer and published author – includes an exclusive photo-tour of theContinue reading “Xiomaro Presents Free Smartphone Photography Workshop at Morristown National Historical Park”

Street Photography: Shadow at Rockefeller Center

In yesterday’s post, I managed to get a photograph of a shadow to work even though someone stepped into the frame.  I liked the result and when I found another interesting shadow, I decided to let passersby come within view. The shadows are actually quite large. So it occurred to me that having someone inContinue reading “Street Photography: Shadow at Rockefeller Center”