Public transportation in New York City is an something everyone should experience. So many faces – thousands of lives all running simultaneously yet seemingly separated by the tiniest bit of space.
The urban environment is filled with endless combinations of action, movement, shape, color, line and texture. It's a photographer buffet. For me, the joy of exploring the city comes from slowing down ... taking the time to seek out details and really see things.
Since my relocation to New York City a few years ago, street photography has quickly become one of my favorite things to do. The street here is like a long string of events, each one loosely connected to the other.
Remember way back in school when they gave us Aptitude Tests to determine how best we could serve society? Well, mine said I should be an Architect. Today, I always slow down – take a moment to look up – to witness our buildings and structures considering their place our lives.
I’m in strong agreement with whoever said “... the best camera is the one you have with you.” I've heard it and read it many times and I don’t know who said it first. But it doesn’t matter, because it’s true.
Perhaps the most risky field of kinetic photography is that of camera tossing, in which the photographer literally throws their equipment into the air in hopes of producing an artistic looking image. Many camera tosses take place at night, when the camera is able to capture light with a long exposure, resulting in streaks of hypnotizing light patterns.