Cafe Life

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As a street photographer, after hours of walking around, one of my favorite things was to tuck into a cafe for food or drink and get off my feet. I realized quickly this was another great place to  people watch and capture every day life with my camera. The wonderful light from the lap top attracted me to this image and the intensity with which he was concentrating,

Meridian

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I spent a few weeks in California getting to know my 18 month old granddaughter and being present for the birth of my grandson. She was so much fun and fun to photograph too!

NYC Subway Attitude

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The NYC subways are one of my favorite places to photograph. I miss it these past few months. Hopefully soon I’ll be back.

MOMA Stairwell

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One of my favorite places to photograph is museums. Every time I went to MOMA NEW YORK, I would watch the activity at this cut out in the wall where you could see people going up or down between floors. I tried for a very long time, and this particular day, I got what I wanted. 

Cafe People

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One of the things I miss photographing right now is people in cafes. This was taken in a cafe in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I loved the simple scene of every day life.

Long Island Hero’s

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I saw these two nurses outside our local hospital taking a break.  They said they received 8 new COVID patients this morning. It was only 11:00am. They lost 3 yesterday. These men and women on the front lines of this war really are heroes.

Street Portrait Chinatown NYC

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One of my favorite things about street photography is the street portrait. This is a man in Chinatown, NY. I approached this man to ask if I could take his picture, only to find out he didn’t speak English. I was attracted to the face that showed so much character.  A smile and a non-verbal indication to the camera that I wanted to photograph him was all I needed. He smiled back and let me spend a few minutes photographing him. This is from that brief interaction on the streets of New York.