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    Posted November 28, 2013 by
    JoelGraham
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    New York, New York
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    Photo essays: Your stories in pictures

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    New York City - 2013

     

    I am an urban art photographer and travel around New York City taking photos. This collection has some classic scenes but I've never been opposed to retaking photos that can almost seem cliche. Each day is different and every moment is a new one. If I had one suggestion for people who want to take urban photos, it would be that they keep moving. Don't wait for the photo to come to you. And never think twice about taking the same photo. I'll do it all the time. In a digital world, they can easily be discarded. But when the light is just right or the scene has something new to offer, why not? I took photos of the new World Trade Center construction for just that reason. Now that it has topped out, the otherwise boring photos have become interesting. Glad that I have them!

     

    Photo #1 - I wanted to take some night photos and show how quiet the streets can be in Lower Manhattan after midnight. I took this one in Tribeca. Some people say it reminds them of a David Bowie album cover. I was pretty happy with how it came out.

     

    Photo #2 - Early morning in Chinatown. The Cup and Saucer getting ready for the morning rush.

     

    Photo #3 - The Staten Island Ferry. The World Trade Center in the background topped out in May, 2013.

     

    Photo #4 - The Bronx on a rainy day.

     

    Photo #5 - Times Square.

     

    Photo #6 - The Statue of Liberty.

     

    Photo #7 - Coney Island on a cold fall morning.

     

    Photo #8 - Enjoying a marionette performance by Ricky Syers in Washington Square Park.

     

    Photo #9 - Riding the 7 train in Queens.

     

    Photo #10 - Children playing on the street across from Brighton Beach.

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