Street Photography: Eighth Avenue

I was walking along Eighth Avenue between 44th and 43th Streets and it was as if I made a wrong turn onto Memory Lane – or I should say Bad Memory Lane. I was surprised to see that The PlayPen was still around. As far as I know, it’s the last such establishment of itsContinue reading “Street Photography: Eighth Avenue”

Street Photography: 32nd Street

Some time ago I read a quote from Garry Winogrand (1928-1984). He explained, “I photograph to see what something will look like photographed.” There are many images I create that don’t have any particular meaning or are lacking of any specific statement or symbolism. They are just moments with random elements that intrigue me. And,Continue reading “Street Photography: 32nd Street”

Street Photography: Lower Manhattan

Paul McCartney sang “I’ve just seen a face, I can’t forget the time or place.” For me, that lyric is embodied in this candid portrait. It’s all about the face. I see kindness, sincerity, and total attention to the subject of her peaceful gaze. It’s the calm, caring, trusting, and gentle expression I would wantContinue reading “Street Photography: Lower Manhattan”

Street Photography: Broadway

I was drawn to photograph this on many levels. For one…what the heck went on here?! Did someone steal the rest of the bike and leave the chained wheel behind? Or did the owner take the bike and, for reasons unknown, left behind the prized wheel under lock and chain? Or perhaps it’s the workContinue reading “Street Photography: Broadway”

Street Photography: Pinstripes

Here we have one of the youngest Yankees fan as he crosses 34th Street clutching his bottle. If you zoom in and look close enough, you’ll see that an older Yankees fan is pushing the stroller. In my workshops, I talk about negative space. Having done a class just last week, the concept is freshContinue reading “Street Photography: Pinstripes”

Street Photography: Smartphones

Street photography today – if candid images of people are the subject – is both easier and more difficult. The ubiquity of smartphones means that seemingly everyone has their eyes transfixed on their little screens. Even tourists are experiencing their visits via their LCDs. They are shooting video and posting their visual and textual snippetsContinue reading “Street Photography: Smartphones”

Street Photography: Rain, Rain, Go Away…

It’s definitely feeling like autumn, for which I have mixed feelings. I like the colorful foliage and the toasty smell of the dead leaves and crumbled acorns. I also like the crisp temperatures that put me in the mood for tea or hot cider. But I don’t like the struggle and the depressing feeling ofContinue reading “Street Photography: Rain, Rain, Go Away…”

Street Photography: “Fuhgeddaboudit”

It’s been a busy week. I had a corporate photo shoot, workshops at National Parks in two states, and the launch of a Facebook group for workshop attendees. I continued to photograph on the streets almost every day, but writing the blog had to take a backseat to these other commitments. It was fun toContinue reading “Street Photography: “Fuhgeddaboudit””

Street Photography: Expression

What a picture of these polarized times. If you’ve read my last three posts, you will know that I have been photographing architectural features in the Fifth Avenue area. On my way to those sites, I passed by Trump Tower. Across the street were these two lone protesters. Ironically, their physical positions were opposite toContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

Street Photography: Icons of New York

After photographing the Presbyterian Church and the gate detail of the Harry Winston jewelry store – both on Fifth Avenue and described in the last two posts – I walked down and took a side street. There were brownstones that seemed to be of mixed use – business and residential. One brownstone, at 13 WestContinue reading “Street Photography: Icons of New York”