Taken at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration on Long Island, New York, this young girl was preparing for the day. She was dressed for the period New York in the 1800’s
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.”