One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.
– Tom Wolfe
Give me such shows – give me the streets of Manhattan!
– Walt Whitman
We have just returned from a visit to New York, city of thronging streets, shadowy tower-canyons and vertiginous perspectives.
As my description above might indicate, there are as many challenges as opportunities for the photographer in this most exciting of cities. We were on holiday, sightseeing and catching up with friends, so photography was near the bottom of the to-do list. I snapped a lot, but had little opportunity to take more considered images. Nonetheless, I can hardly resist sharing a few of my photographs here.
Oh, and in case it isn’t clear, I loved New York. Yes, I know I am not really a city girl, but you’d have to have zero capacity for excitement not to thrill at this amazing, chaotic, adrenaline-fuelled place.
More from the ‘city that never sleeps’ to follow soon.