The is Garrett, age 57. I photographed him on the streets of New York. When asked what one piece of advice you would give to your younger self, he replied,
” Be less distracted and more focused on things that are really important.”
One of the many things I love about street photography in New York is the subway. You just never know who is getting on or what will happen.
Trump Tower in New York has become a tourist attraction, surrounded by NYPD. This gentleman, a doorman for Trump Tower, stepped away from the door and posed for me.
No political discussion here, just a portrait of a man that seems to take pride in his job.
I have started a new project where I ask the subject one question, “If you could meet your younger self, what one piece of advice would you give to him/her?” These men were in front of the Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. All three answered the same way, “Don’t drink or take drugs”. Then I took their picture.
In street photography, we don’t wait for golden light. Mid-day will present a different set of circumstances. I love street portraits. I saw this girl on a NYC bench and she caught my attention. She smiles with her eyes, the shadow play from her lashes, one of my favorite street portraits.
I saw this woman dancing as I was crossing a bridge in Paris. She was so elegant and graceful swirling and twirling the dress as she moved. What a treat it was just to watch!
” Paris was a street photographer’s dream. I saw this gentleman strolling in Jardin du Luxembourg one morning.”
I am very excited to release my new book – Its been a fun project.
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