the photoshooter's journey from taking to making

I’LL TAKE MANHATTAN

 

It is both the temple to our highest aspirations and the ash heap on which are piled our worst failings. It is a poem, an exclamation  point, a crashing cacophony of countervailing ambitions. It is a grand, maddening riddle and a glittering confection.

It is New York, and there is no parallel or peer. You engage it on its own terms. You don’t question, surrender or explain. New York, thank all the poets and prophets, endures all, and resists your best attempts to define it.

Here follows a few random glimpses of the tension between the mighty machine and the people who populate it, from Summer 2015:

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2 responses

  1. Pearl Barfield

    Fabulous shots! I love your description of the city, too. Our granddaughter is in her first year at The New School in NYC. She loves that city. Photography will be playing a big part in her course of study there.

    October 6, 2017 at 12:04 PM

    • Thank you so much! This particular portfolio is about a year and a half old, so I will be replacing it with a new one before year’s end. I also love the city, and my stepdaughter is a shoe designer there, so we get to visit pretty frequently. Again, thanks for your visit. There are about five years’ worth of illustrated articles in the blog archive touching on every aspect of photography. Com back anytime, and I hope some our discussions prove relevant to your own work!

      October 6, 2017 at 1:32 PM

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