Sticking to our Knitting

Our Facebook series of “permission-granted” street portraits continues with this one of a young woman knitting outside the Guggenheim Museum in April, 2005. Unfortunately, the sun was very bright and I didn’t have a polarizing filter leading to some blown highlights.

Fifth Ave and 89th St, New York
Fifth Ave and 89th St, New York

Mother and Child

Continuing our series of street photographs taken with the consent of the subject, here’s one I took in the late 1970s. This little boy was so adorable, but once his mother gave permission and he knew I was taking pictures things changed. I had to wait quite a while till he’d forgotten about me before I could get the truly candid shots I wanted.

F train, New York
F train, New York

Blog Note

I’ve been a little focused on the Facebook version of this site lately (https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-People-Live-NYPL/112051462139672?fref=ts), so no new images today. However, to illustrate a short piece I wrote there on secretly taking pictures vs. taking them with permission I’ve started showing some older work where permission was asked and granted. Here are the first two:

Time Square subway station. Christmas Day, 2008.
Time Square subway station. Christmas Day, 2008.
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Broadway and 74th St, New York. 2008.