Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New York City

For all of your photographers out there, how often do you just go out and shoot? Shoot for fun? Shoot to challenge yourself? Shoot to document your current life? Shoot for experience? I will go out on a limb and assume that your answer is probably not enough, right? Well, I currently live in Brooklyn and I am a photographer. What excuse do I need to go out and shoot? Admittedly, I have definitely not gone out to photograph enough while I have been out here and I need to take advantage of my time here as much as possible! So, here's my challenge to you: at least twice a month, go out and take pictures with no real agenda, no real goal, just explore with your camera and I promise you that you will become a much better photographer after just a few outings. Go out and shoot! =)

Recently, I walked around New York City and this is what I saw...

In Plain Sight.

When's the last time you've noticed a pay phone?

On Broadway

Where else can you see The Addams Family and then learn about Scientology next door?

Sometimes, waiting in line for hours doesn't suit everyone

Flags + colors + people = Times Square

Is there anything more iconic than a sea of NYC taxi cabs?

American flags are everywhere in the city...all you gotta do is look up and you'll find one somewhere!

It amazes me that traffic accidents don't happen more often with the way taxi drivers are out here

Ice Skating at Rockefeller Center

Really enjoy how the shadows create a dramatic sun-kissed effect

I totally laughed aloud when I saw this. I think the people around me thought I was crazy!

Street vendors add to the diversity and fun of walking around this city

One of the coolest store entrances ever.

One of my favorite photos from my outing =)

Snow, Ice, Water, Sun and a beautiful sky

Brisa and I visited my sister in NYC in 2001 and I went ice skating for the first time ever at this rink in Central Park. It took me 45 minutes to get around the rink once with Brisa essentially holding me up the whole time...still don't know how we didn't fall!

Even through the craziness of the city, you can still find tranquility


  1. Your legs must be tired. I recognized all of those photo spots and it looks like that was quite a long walk! Great photos man -- they make me want to experience the vibrancy that is NYC again soon! :)

  2. These are some beautiful photos Chris! I need to make myself take a photo outing one of these days. You're right, it definitely helps!

  3. I totally want to go to New York now!

  4. oh man, this makes me miss NYC!! i love that place. love the church shot. love the central park ice skating rink shot. my favorite thing was walking through central park and feeling all parky and serene, and then getting a glimpse of HUGE skyscrapers much, much taller than the treetops. great images!

  5. Thanks all!

    @TheShorts - I definitely haven't seen as much of NYC in my 6 months here as you guys did in your 5 days! Need to get out more and take advantage of where I am. This city is one in a million...

    @Linnie - Photowalks are awesome! Anytime, anyplace is always great for a photowalk :)

    @Nadja - come out and visit!


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