Street Photography: Icons of New York

The red sandstone of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church caught my attention. I positioned myself to photograph the tower so that its shape mirrored the angles of the blue glass skyscraper in the background. The old and the modern, the warm red bricks and the cool blue glass, the spiritual and the commercial all provideContinue reading “Street Photography: Icons of New York”

Street Photography: Times Square

This is one of those photographs where, for me, it’s both about the subject and the forms they create. It was a good jazz band and the two musicians here anchored the songs as a cohesive rhythm section. I also like the interplay of various elements. The musicians and their instruments form a dark shapeContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

Street Photography: Times Square

In addition to my fascination with hair, as described in yesterday’s post, I am also drawn to interesting clothes. This was a very colorful bunch. It was an overcast day, which made the colors pack an extra punch. These are the sort of photographs that I like to think of as “future history.” Twenty orContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

Street Photography: Broadway

Hair. What a great thing it is. There is so much one can do with it. They come in many colors – natural and dyed – shapes, sizes, heights, lengths, textures, densities, styles, and more. I’ve noticed that I have many street photographs of people with interesting hair. I suppose I have cultivated a fascinationContinue reading “Street Photography: Broadway”

Street Photography: Arm Wrestling

Well this was a new one for me. I saw these two shirtless guys huddling around this bank of trash containers. Then I noticed the third fellow and how they’re all bringing their hands together. Finally I hear one of them barking out to the crowds walking past that they are about to commence withContinue reading “Street Photography: Arm Wrestling”

Street Photography: Times Square

If a door is open, I’m inclined to take a peek. If the door is not open, then I’m inclined to wonder what lies behind it. When the National Park Service commissions me to create artistic photographic collections of their historic houses, that’s part of the charm. All the doors are opened for me andContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

Street Photography: Times Square

I first saw Anthony last year. He was wandering about in Times Square holding a sign and hollering about some dispute he was having with his landlord. I was running late to catch my train at Penn Station. And, as he was turning to walk in the opposite direction, I did not have time toContinue reading “Street Photography: Times Square”

Street Photography: Bring on the Blur

It’s difficult for me to write about my blurry photographs. There really isn’t much to say. I think it’s the sort of thing where one either is open to considering the image and possibly liking it or one might just reject it out of hand. All I know is that I like the randomness toContinue reading “Street Photography: Bring on the Blur”

Street Photography: Broadway

It was a nice moment of this family huddled around the smartphone looking at what I presume is a photograph. Perhaps it’s of a snapshot the mother just got done taking of the baby in the stroller. I’m not sure. I was walking past, noticed the scene, paused briefly, created the photograph, and kept onContinue reading “Street Photography: Broadway”

Street Photography: Seventh Avenue

I often photograph people. It means scanning the streets before me, sweeping my gaze from side to side, and looking ahead as far down the block as possible to anticipate who may be approaching me. There’s also a lot to see above everyone’s heads. It might be a potential “portrait” of a skyscraper or aContinue reading “Street Photography: Seventh Avenue”