When I play with light and shadow, New York City streets become my own studio.
NYC Street Photographer Collective which I am proud to be a part of has just issued a quarterly zine that includes some of my photos as well as work from other super talented members. This Fall 2016 edition has more than 100 street photographs from 16 members of the collective. Please check it out and order one if you are interested in. The proceeds will help support the collective’s future exhibitions and editions of our magazine.
How long is this printed newspaper going to be delivered to our door? Things we never paid attention to due to familiarity seem so unusual in today’s digital era.
I am so grateful to be featured in the November 2016 issue of NYLON (i.e., NY + LONdon) Korea fashion magazine. My short essay and photos will be a part of featuring 5 different global cities (Paris, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, London) with each having a unique perspective. Of course, my part is for New York.
Please take a look at the captured pages below for now. Once I receive a printed magazine, I will update this post.
They were made for each other.
On my way home, I noticed this beautiful lady holding so many take-out red boxes in the subway. First off, I’ve never seen so many boxes handheld without a plastic bag. On top of that, the red color? So I wanted to take a photo of that candid moment.
But all of a sudden, she turned around to me and noticed my Fujifilm X100T camera and then asked if it was a film camera. I told her that my camera was a digital, but how to operate it is based on the very old fashioned way. At that moment of the conversation, I already knew taking a candid shot was impossible, but I still wanted to take a shot. So I politely asked if I could take a photo of her holding all those red boxes. She said yes and posed like this with a beautiful big smile.
Even if I failed to take a candid one, I am still so happy with the photograph not because of the photo itself, but because of her generosity and kindness, which was conveyed in the photo.
He was sitting. I was standing. He ate banana. I ate nothing. He was writing. I was taking a photo of him writing. I guess he won the morning.
Autumn is coming. But summer is fighting back. It doesn’t seem to go away easily.