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mostly downtown, in black and white.

21 Mar 2011

Okay, so the very top one was taken at MoMA. And the bottom one is in Prospect Heights. But all of the other photographs — including ones of my deal friends Michael (visiting from Toronto) and Shannon, shot on Fuji Neopan 400 with the Zeiss Biogon, on Peter’s Leica — were taken below Houston Street. Leicas love black and white, goodness me!

Speaking of which: my Leica finally has a name. More on that soon.

58 Comments leave one →
  1. 6 Apr 2011 1:33 pm

    Great FACES here … I love seeing expressions captured, pure and simple.

    Nicely done!


  2. 6 Apr 2011 1:40 pm

    You must make up for that windowless office as much as you can. I did that for a little while, and found it very difficult. Had to escape. 🙂

    Nice photos!

  3. 6 Apr 2011 1:48 pm

    Great photographs. I think the lack of color makes them more interesting to view.

  4. 6 Apr 2011 2:18 pm

    I work in a windowless office, too. Oh, the suffering! These pictures are fantastic – thank you for helping brighten my otherwise dreary day with your photos.

  5. Daniel permalink
    6 Apr 2011 2:21 pm

    Shannon looks as surprised as you are at all the wordpress attention! Great stuff, of course.

  6. 6 Apr 2011 2:26 pm

    Such fabulous photos–wow! And congrats on being freshly pressed. Hang on for the ride!

  7. 6 Apr 2011 2:34 pm

    Gorgeous – the black and white medium is incredibly powerful! Congrats on FP 🙂

  8. 6 Apr 2011 2:40 pm

    Wow, I guess I should be greatful I have a window. I didn’t realize what a commodity it was.

  9. 6 Apr 2011 4:03 pm

    Keep it up–I suggest perusing Vivian Maier’s work for inspiration.

    • 7 Apr 2011 1:54 pm

      thanks! I’m really fond of Maier’s work, and am hoping that a retrospective will come to NYC some time soon.

  10. elisajoy permalink
    6 Apr 2011 4:30 pm

    beautiful photos. really enjoyed looking at them.

  11. James R. Clawson permalink
    6 Apr 2011 4:32 pm

    I really like black and white photography. It has that feeling of contrast; black or white, big or small, dark or light, and small or big. It just seems to touch one’s creativity more than just color photography!

  12. 6 Apr 2011 4:37 pm

    super dope pics, i was looking to get a leica but i am broke. really like your blog as a whole

  13. 6 Apr 2011 4:38 pm

    Enjoyed the photos. I think the subway shot might be my favorite.

  14. 6 Apr 2011 5:19 pm

    Wonderful! You’re black and white photos capture the depth of humanity, I find. Perhaps it’s the vivid starkness, lack of color thingy.

    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

  15. 6 Apr 2011 5:28 pm

    Cool work…If you ever are in New York, come photograph me!



  16. 6 Apr 2011 5:36 pm

    i like the pic in museum… it is stunning with black and white

  17. 6 Apr 2011 6:11 pm

    these are absolutely beautiful photos! i love the black and white; i think it adds so much more character and depth to the photos.

  18. 6 Apr 2011 6:24 pm

    Someone is sure keeping it classy as hell.

  19. 6 Apr 2011 7:30 pm

    Beautiful photography is always such a pleasure. Thanks.

  20. 6 Apr 2011 8:18 pm

    Very beautiful!! Love black and white. Thank you!

  21. 6 Apr 2011 9:35 pm

    Whoa, these are lovely. Esp. the shot in the train station. I use a point and shoot anymore & miss the ability to create depth of field. Very nice stuff.

  22. 6 Apr 2011 10:11 pm

    Beautiful Pictures. I love the train station and gallery photos most of all.

  23. 6 Apr 2011 10:26 pm

    Superb shots.

    Want to know more about the windowless office though; sounds nightmarish. My office gives me a small view of the sky. If it’s sunny its very depressing as I then feel trapped in the grey office.

  24. 6 Apr 2011 10:27 pm

    Great shots! Congrats on being FP, you obviously deserve it with these little beauties.

  25. 6 Apr 2011 10:56 pm

    Oh, I love your shots. I LOVE black and white shots. Just got my first digital camera and am working through a Photography 101 kind of textbook right now. I’ll be studying your photos, heheh.

  26. 6 Apr 2011 11:35 pm

    Is that DURIAN I see hanging in the fruit stand? Last school year I lived in China. I still sometimes walk into Walmart and expect to be hit with a wall of Durian stench. I miss China, but I don’t miss durian.

  27. Kieran Hamilton permalink
    6 Apr 2011 11:41 pm

    Awesome pics, I like the second one the best though!

  28. shanmala permalink
    7 Apr 2011 12:42 am

    Great photos! I love the second picture, the man at the train station the most, but all of these pictures are amazing. Keep up the good work

  29. 7 Apr 2011 12:53 am

    I love these shots, especially the first image (:
    Great stuff!

  30. Russell Raines permalink
    7 Apr 2011 1:51 am

    Great photos! I can’t believe you managed to find some Durian fruit in your second last photo. Their considered the King of Fruits in my country. Did it stink?

    • 7 Apr 2011 1:52 pm

      I didn’t get close enough to catch the smell — I don’t think it stinks until you crack it open, though!

  31. 7 Apr 2011 2:04 am

    Amazing! You really capture emotions well.

  32. 7 Apr 2011 2:18 am

    Beautiful Pictures. I love the train station and gallery photos most of all

  33. 7 Apr 2011 3:07 am

    These black and white shots are so candid and fascinating! Thanks for sharing. Never been to Brooklyn, or any big American city, but these actually make me want to visit! (Most photos don’t…these really portray humans and humanity very well.)

  34. 7 Apr 2011 4:00 am

    Very cool photos. I love the last photo of the couch, its simple and i like simple.
    thanks for sharing 🙂

  35. Maria permalink
    7 Apr 2011 4:09 am

    I dig subways but the portrait element of that same shot is intense. i like it very much and happy to have stumbled upon the site.

  36. 7 Apr 2011 4:12 am

    Great post of pictures, good job at the variety of shots!

  37. 7 Apr 2011 4:15 am

    Nice! I love the dramatic feel of your B&W photos. I love the expressions. Keep posting! 🙂

  38. 7 Apr 2011 5:52 am

    love love the pix very nice job 😉

  39. watahataw permalink
    7 Apr 2011 7:19 am

    not bad at all (^^,)

  40. 7 Apr 2011 8:17 am

    Love your images! My fiance is a photographer, so I have garnered an ineterest kinda by default. I forwarded this blog to her. Might give her some inspiration!

  41. AryanMolaeimehr permalink
    7 Apr 2011 11:13 am

    beautyful pictures,i love black and white pictures,thanks

  42. 7 Apr 2011 11:16 am

    Love your photos… black and whit is my favorite, doesn’t distract from the story like color can. Thank you.

  43. 7 Apr 2011 12:36 pm

    Beautiful. I love how the faces are frozen in mid-expression. Well done.

  44. 7 Apr 2011 12:48 pm

    Super classic, love that.

  45. 7 Apr 2011 12:51 pm

    nice snap i realy like it … dear how can i fellow you in Facebook

  46. Reiri permalink
    7 Apr 2011 1:18 pm

    Love your photos. Can I put a link to your blog on my blog?

  47. 7 Apr 2011 1:51 pm

    Wow, thanks everyone for the wonderfully kind and generous comments! I had no idea that being Freshly Pressed would bring so many good tidings!

  48. 8 Apr 2011 5:04 am

    awesome awesome photo’s – keep snapping – just inspirational the black and whites too!

  49. 10 Apr 2011 4:15 am

    spectacular shots! 😀 loving the black and white tones.

  50. Madam Snapper permalink
    11 Apr 2011 1:17 pm

    Beautiful Shoots.

  51. 27 Apr 2011 2:17 am

    Love your photos… black and whit is my favorite, doesn’t distract from the story like color can. Thank you.

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