Shepard Fairey hit up NYC and stopped in and around my hood.
I almost forgot about these. At the time I figured they weren't useable. I forgot to change my ISO from H (simulated 3200 on my 5D, I think) from the night before and after walking around for a while noticed that everything was extra grainy. I just came across them again today and liked them (I also realized that i've seen that monster before).
If you haven't made your way over to the new section of the Highline, do it. It's beautiful.
I'll be honest, I mainly stopped carrying around my camera everyday because I thought, what's the point. Everyone seems to have a nice camera now. Anyone can shoot the exact same thing that I can. I didn't like sharing the photographer roll.
The result of that lapse in judgment is thousands of missed moments in the past 3 years and not having the chance to really develop my style or my vision especially when shooting people. That and the portrait of my life in NYC isn't complete. Although it's also meant I've been able to stop and see what i'm surrounded by. Really take in the city and it's character. I realized that it's not just about the people or the big events that are so photogenic, it's all those quiet little nooks and crannies, side streets and fringe blocks. The constant state of construction and filthiness. The perfect monden facade next the auto repair shop. The beautiful architecture under the Highline.
The train ride home is my favorite moment in Paris.