NYC #1 / Streets and People

This August, I went to New York for an intense 6 days trip where me and my family visited many parts and districts of The Big Apple. Starting obviously by Manhattan and its hundreds of skyscrapers, which, as you take pictures of them, give you a nice neck ache at the end of the day.

NYC is a buzzing town, always crowded, no matter what time of the day (or the night) it might be. Some may find the city a bit oppressive, stressful, noisy, exhausting. I personally love it, this busy atmosphere actually is quite inspiring as there’s always something interesting going on in the streets or in the subway. Therefore, you always need to be reactive and learn how to use your mirrorless (in my case) as a small point-and-shoot. It was a great street photography experience for sure !

Be sure to check out my other NYC series :

•NYC #2 / The Vehicles Series

•NYC #3 / Minimal and Architecture

August 2015

Sony Alpha 7 + Neewer Battery Grip + Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8 + Minolta MD 50mm f/2.0

Software(s) used
Photoshop Camera RAW

As theses pictures were taken on business days, lots of New-Yorkers were heading towards their working place. I could photograph lots of delivery guys also.

Underneath is a special kind of parking lot I do not think we have in France, where cars are stacked up on 4 or 5 levels.

NYC Subway is of course, like the entire city, very crowdy, noisy and hot. It’s a nice place for photography though.

Times Square is the booming heart of Manhattan, where thousands of tourists gather in one place to admire billboard ads. By the way, I think they’ll soon run out of place when you consider the fact that lots of Times Square buildings are already almost covered by these giant billboards.

We also crossed the East River to get to Brooklyn, and even used the free ferry shuttle to Staten Island, in order to enjoy a nice and typical view on Manhattan from the south of this gigantic city.

Central Park also is an important place in New York, where you can walk in nature and rest a bit.

Below is the view you get from the One World Center Observatory, freshly opened in June 2015.