One of the most dynamic places anywhere, New York can also be a challenge to photograph. Traveling on a subway with an arsenal of photo gear is not advised and setting up a tripod in traffic is not such a good idea either. In fact, just stopping to get a photo in human traffic can get you bumped into. or worse, growled at. It was like this when I was running around with a camera in the 70's and not much has changed in the "hustle and bustle" category. For these reasons and the shear fatigue of walking around with pounds of equipment, I went with a street style form of photography utilizing a small " style Lieca like retro style camera, a Fuji X10. This allowed me to not only get photos on "the fly" but allowed me to be less intimidating and intrusive. This is the attraction as well as difficulty of "street photography" that still thrills me the way it did over 40 years ago. Bellow is a gallery of some of the photos captured in the big apple.
A New York State of Mind
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Bob Bailie - An award winning photojournalist who always travels with a camera looking for adventure!