27 posts tagged new york winter
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.
New York City - Snow - Bryant Park
I created my first full photo-story (tons of photos!) on Exposure about snowy winter nights in New York City:
It was fun to weave a series of narratives around many of the photos I have enjoyed taking during snowstorms here in NYC
I hope you enjoy it!
Let me know what you think!
New York City - Winter Night - West Village
Winter nights open their arms up to those who walk through city streets strewn with glinting white embers: alabaster sparks left over from clenched-fist hopes that burst from eager palms onward and upwards into the sky.
Winter nights are the feeling you get when you are wrapped in a blanket as memories and scenes from all the other lives you will live and have lived play on the back of your eyelids like a fever-dream cinematic sequence.
Winter nights in New York City wrap themselves around you like a cocoon surrounding you with the sweetest of silences as trees spin their branches like webs over streets held down by the barest hint of gravity.
And we walk through the city like somnambulists moving through an otherworldly landscape: gliding through the white remnants of dream-laden clouds slowly with our faces drawn to street lights that hang over streets like stars leading our way back to the places we rest our heads.