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New York City at Night in the Winter - Lower East Side
The first draft of my New York City photography book is due a week from today. I have been immersed in the grueling process of not only finalizing the writing for the book but also picking the images that will ultimately go into the book. It’s been an interesting process since I have been sorting through images dating all the way back to the end of 2010 when I first started seriously pursuing photography.
This photograph was taken with my iPhone during the winter of 2012. This is a portion of the same part of Rivington Street that I photographed and published online in my last post to this blog. It’s interesting how two totally different nights produced two entirely different images of (roughly) the same location.
I remember that I took this photograph when I was at a turning point in terms of understanding where I wanted to go with my photography. When I look at this scene, I can feel the cathartic rush of emotions that washed over me while I stood on that street corner. It was so freeing to finally come to terms with my goal of pursing the loose quality of melding a host of influences and emotions into an image rather than capturing the sharp quality of reality .
And with that, I return to the cocoon of book creation where hopefully I will emerge in a week with a first draft that my editing team will enjoy sculpting into a finished product. :)
Looking for more New York City Winter photos with snow? Here you go:
New York City - Snow - Ludlow Street - Lower East Side
It’s moments like these
that the world
for every breath
the earth’s heartbeat.
And we move
through the city
relishing a chance
to be enveloped
by the sinking,
as the city
This was taken while walking down Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side on a beautiful winter night with my Sony A99.
There is nothing like standing in the swirling snow while the ground disappears under a blanket of white. Everything that matters and everything that is insignificant just melts away.
Manhattan Bridge. Night. New York City.
The world stops spinning on its axis
as the city’s lights search through the night
for hearts that flutter to the
syncopation of its pulsating lights.
This was taken on a stormy night in Brooklyn with the Sony A99 as the waves in the East River pounded the piers and the wind whipped against the faces of the few brave souls who were still standing at the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Park hoping to catch a first glimpse of the city’s lights as they flickered into view.
I am always amazed at the power of long exposure photography to calm the chaos in a landscape, especially in a cityscape.
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Lower East Side at night. New York City.
At night, as the street lights guide urban wanderers home under a blanket of darkness,
the mist from the fog of millions of thoughts exhales at once into a sky heavy with dreams.
This is a view looking down Rivington Street towards Suffolk Street on the Lower East Side in lower Manhattan. The building in the foreground with the colorful street art and graffiti is ABC No Rio, a center for art and activism that has been in this neighborhood since 1980.
This was taken with the Sony a99. It feels great to capture night scenes with this camera since it performs really well in low-light. During winter here in New York City, the nights seem endless so it’s nice to be able to capture what I experience and see on a daily basis after the sun goes down .
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