Shot these in and around New York.
These were shot on a very strange, foggy afternoon shortly before I left for Los Angeles on my weekly ride down the Southern Coast of Brooklyn. Riding through the fog always puts me in a Murakami-esque state of mind and this was no different.
PO PO Release Party
This past weekend saw the opening of what looks like an amazing collection of New York street photography from banker by day, relatively undiscovered photographer, Frank Oscar Larson. The show is based around the photos taken during the 1950’s and 60’s in the Queens area amongst other New York locations. The sample shots via the Gothamist are inspiring and I am excited to see the rest of the show this weekend.
For more information + a visit to the seldom mentioned Queens Museum, you must learn.
More shots from my Thanksgiving day ride. The framing is better on the pier shot than the last one I posted.
I love old churches. This one is at the bottom of Sunset Park on 5th ave. Gigantic and very beautiful.
Sunset Park + Recreation
I have shot many of these same locations before, but I was trying out a new/old camera I bought early last year that I finally took the time to get a battery for. The camera is the Nikon L35AF, which has a very very sharp 2.8 lens on it. The one flaw I found with the camera is the ability to turn off the flash. I found a minor work around that only sometimes works, which involves a moving your fingers into gang like positions.
I write this as I am listening to Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger.
I am an outsider in this metropolis. Though I have absorbed the New York we see in films and photos through out my youth, I am now apart of landscape. I live and breath New York everyday….mostly Brooklyn. The city has seen some outrageous times and luckily there is always someone there to document it.
Bruce Davidson took to the dangerous subways of NYC in 1980 to document the characters that made the city what it was. Though we have the fear of terrorism constantly shoved down our throats now, and photographers have been arrested for simply taking a shot while in the subway, Davidson had his own, more immediate, issues. Stick up kids and general craziness were no stranger to the trains back then and he tells us a little about his process and preparation to shoot these beautiful photos.
Thanks to Petapixel for the great article.
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