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New York at Night - St. Mark’s Place 

When the days concede to night in the winter, there is a comfort in the glow of city lights. While neon lights can sometimes come across as cold, once the windchill dips into the single digits, those lights are a sign of life. People tend to huddle under the glow of lights in the winter with a frequency that isn’t seen in warmer months as if they are city moths drawn to the glowing promise of warmth. 

Street photography is a great way to observe these types of behavioral patterns. I often refer to street photography as a cinematic.. .continue reading here… 

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s   Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy! 

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View: "St. Mark’s Place at Night - East Village - New York City" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York at Night - St. Mark’s Place

When the days concede to night in the winter, there is a comfort in the glow of city lights. While neon lights can sometimes come across as cold, once the windchill dips into the single digits, those lights are a sign of life. People tend to huddle under the glow of lights in the winter with a frequency that isn’t seen in warmer months as if they are city moths drawn to the glowing promise of warmth.

Street photography is a great way to observe these types of behavioral patterns. I often refer to street photography as a cinematic.. .continue reading here…

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This is my weekly blog post to PDN’s Emerging Photographer’s Blog.

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Enjoy!

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View: "St. Mark’s Place at Night - East Village - New York City" in my photography portfolio here, Gear List, Travel Blog, email me, or ask for help.

New York City at night. St.Mark’s Place. East Village.

When the days concede to night in the winter, there is a certain comfort in the glow of neon city lights. 

This particular view is of St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. The giant cow on the right belongs to the restaurant Mark (“We grind our own beef”) and the colorful neon signs belong to Andromeda - a tattoo and piercing establishment that merged with the West Village’s Cassioppia a few years back. 

The sign that is partially concealed on the left under the tree branches (with shoes hanging off of them!) is Rockit Scientist Records which was a great records store that dated back to the mid 1990s when the East Village was home to far more records stores and had a more eclectic vibe.

There is a coldness to neon that is eclipsed by a peculiar sort of warmth when the windchill dips into the single digits. It’s a sign of life. People tend to huddle under the glow of the lights in the winter with a frequency that isn’t seen as much in warmer months as if they are city moths drawn to the glowing promise of warmth.

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Since people have asked, I am going to include the camera/lens combos I used for each photo on this blog from this point on (or at least I will try!). This was taken with the Sony a99 and my 35mm lens.


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Buy “St. Mark’s Place at Night - East Village - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

New York City at night. St.Mark’s Place. East Village.

When the days concede to night in the winter, there is a certain comfort in the glow of neon city lights.

This particular view is of St. Mark’s Place in the East Village. The giant cow on the right belongs to the restaurant Mark (“We grind our own beef”) and the colorful neon signs belong to Andromeda - a tattoo and piercing establishment that merged with the West Village’s Cassioppia a few years back.

The sign that is partially concealed on the left under the tree branches (with shoes hanging off of them!) is Rockit Scientist Records which was a great records store that dated back to the mid 1990s when the East Village was home to far more records stores and had a more eclectic vibe.

There is a coldness to neon that is eclipsed by a peculiar sort of warmth when the windchill dips into the single digits. It’s a sign of life. People tend to huddle under the glow of the lights in the winter with a frequency that isn’t seen as much in warmer months as if they are city moths drawn to the glowing promise of warmth.

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Since people have asked, I am going to include the camera/lens combos I used for each photo on this blog from this point on (or at least I will try!). This was taken with the Sony a99 and my 35mm lens.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “St. Mark’s Place at Night - East Village - New York City” Posters and Prints here, email me, or ask for help.

La Esquina Corner Deli at night. Soho, New York City

At night when the sun drops below the buildings, lights twinkle like urban constellations against the cool black backdrop of the sky as night wraps itself around the city.  

Late night explorers speed past the city’s galactic projections like starships whizzing from one urban planet to another.



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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “Galactic Projections - Night Lights - Soho- New York City” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.

La Esquina Corner Deli at night. Soho, New York City

At night when the sun drops below the buildings, lights twinkle like urban constellations against the cool black backdrop of the sky as night wraps itself around the city.

Late night explorers speed past the city’s galactic projections like starships whizzing from one urban planet to another.

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View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page

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Buy “Galactic Projections - Night Lights - Soho- New York City” Posters and Prints here, View my store, email me, or ask for help.