New York Street Photography

New York Street Photography

I recently took a trip walking around 16th street mall.  I love New York.  So may characters, interesting faces.  New York certainly is just alive with people.  I don’t always see the shots that I want when I’m shooting street photography.  It’s hard for me to get up the courage to really get close and shoot people who aren’t expecting to have their picture taken.  I try and push myself to get closer, see more emotion, and capture unique shots.  This can be really hard sometimes.  This first shot was one where I knew I was going to get exactly the shot I wanted.  I had a a great backdrop, and I knew that if I shot this shot I was going to love it.  This guy had such an interesting look to him.  He seemed a little forlorn, but he also had such an interesting look I couldn’t help but get the shot.  This is what street photography is all about.  Getting interesting shots of interesting people.

Photographer New York Street

This next shot was an interesting on for me.  I knew that this guy didn’t want me to take his picture so I had to act like I was shooting something else, and then turn my camera at the last minute focus, and shoot.  I don’t always like being so subversive to get the shot, but I knew that this one would be an interesting shot, and I wanted to make sure that I got the shot.  I thought the fact that he was holding the paper open to an interesting quote seemed even more poignant.

Processing on both of these shots was fairly minimal.  A little sharpening, convert to black and white with a little bit of split coloring, to give them a slight brown hue.  Added a vignette, and that was about it.

Hope you enjoy,


3 Responses

    • New York Engagement Photographer

      Thanks Tom. Much appreciated you taking a look at my almost forgotten website. I’ll be updating a bit more frequently for sure now. I was so busy with my other job that I had to let my photography slide for a bit, but I’m getting back into it full force.

  1. Harry Maison

    Im crazy about and luv shooting street photography here in Tokyo and I loved the fact that you converted them to B&W and the two different representations of the subjects and their surroundings.


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