25 Aug New York Street Photography

Source: Ian Macdonald Photography

My favourite definition of street photography (and there are many) is:

“Capturing the human element in the urban landscape”

By that definition, there are few places better to shoot street photography than New York City.  Millions of people, from all walks of life, can be found on the streets of this small island every day.   It is the place where famous street photographers like Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Mary Ellen Mark and many others created some of their most famous photographs.  It is alive 24 hours per day and the photographic opportunities are endless.   Simply put, you cannot go to New York City and not shoot on the streets!  During my most recent trip I was out at every opportunity:  early morning, in the evening, and mid day between family travels.

This post is part three of a five part series featuring photography from New York City:

Part One – Photographing New York City Part Two – My Fujifilm gear pack for photographing New York City Part Three – New York street photography Part Four – Grand Central Terminal and the Top of the Rock Part Five – The National September 11th Memorial and Museum

All images in this post were taken with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 and a 35mm f/2 lens, and can be clicked to view large.  With that said, let’s look at life on the streets of New York City!

I have always loved iconic transportation systems.  I love the cable cars in San Francisco, the Metro in Paris, and above all the subway system

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