Passing By

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I always say that I don’t like to take pictures of people but the fact is I do.  I just don’t like to be obvious about it.  I like to capture people by themselves in a very crowded city capturing them in mid-stride, working, looking at something of interest or just sitting down and relaxing.  A moment that is truly their very own in a very large city like New York.  These are people who I pass by everyday when I go out to photograph the city.

As the photograph above shows it is a very crowded city.  The reason I took a crowd picture on this occasion was the incredible dappled light that so beautifully shines down on them.  It is always light and color that calls to me as a photographer so it is of no surprise that I would photograph people within the two.

I like photographing people in motion against a backdrop of color.

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Or a play on words.  I liked the name of the store “Agent Provocateur” and this women in a trench coat.  There is also an air of mystery with the figure of a man in a red sweatshirt reflected in the door and you can let your imagination tell a story…is Agent Provocateur being followed?

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Sometimes you have a colorful background and no motion.

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Or a background devoid of color allowing the light to flow over this man in this moment.

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A shout of red that catches my eye so that I can capture that precise moment.

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And sometimes the peace and quite of a cafe on the sidewalk of a wonderful city.

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10 thoughts on “Passing By

  1. Very nice mix of people and places! I’ve tried to get better at including people, and have even featured people a few times in my shots, but I still have to overcome a hesitancy when I do.

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