NY Street II
(Intro from NY Street I)
This collection of images was preceded by Jaywalking in NYC (#7) and 2011-12 NY People (#48) and will in all probability be followed by more collections of the same.
When I consider it, NY Street is in all probability the most I’ve ever shot on one subject. When I started shooting it, it wasn’t a “thing.” In fact, I think I never heard the phrase “street photography” until after years of doing it.
I was not alone. Basically, all of us, when we stepped out of our apartments, were street shooting. We just hadn’t heard the name for it, and wouldn’t for many years yet.
Now it has become a “thing,” which is weird because it was just the logical result of “going out to shoot.” Street shooting is the second hardest thing to do – of course war or conflict photography is the most challenging of all photographic genres. Street photography might be tough, but at least no one’s shooting at you. And when you get it right, the results can be extremely gratifying. You have no control over it. You have no idea what's going to be happening and that, of course, is the beauty of it.