bushwick bound part III

A Musing on People

When I started taking photos, people were the bane of my existence.  I would wait and struggle to try to capture every scene with the minimal amount of human involvement possible.  I am not exactly sure when the change happened, perhaps it was in a cab one early morning driving through Harlem.  Or maybe it was on a hot summer’s night in Times Square, but at some point someone wandered into my frame and into my consciousness and what was once an annoyance became a gift,  a gift that NYC gives often and sometimes with great humor.

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So it is the gift of the people in the next few captures.  The perfect timing of those that entire the frame for that fleeting moment,  just a brief second in time that will never be recreated.  Perhaps that is the real attraction, capturing something that can never happen again and making it mine in some small way.  

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So many discoveries around every corner and so many great artists showing work in one place.  

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Even more to come.. check into tomorrow for another installment.

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One comment

  1. You find such fantastic street art! I particularly like the boy with the spray paint and the girl with mushrooms – fab color! And I was really surprised to find out how you came to “catch” people with your camera. Your candids are so wonderful, I assumed you had always been a people photographer. I try to avoid people in shots, too, but mostly because I’m afraid they won’t want there picture taken. Thanks for sharing this!

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