This is a composite on two shots of East Broadway in Chinatown in Manhattan. Everyone takes this shot when they walk across the Manhattan Bridge and if you’re lucky you will be able to get the shot in January and you will see the decorations for Chinese New Year, but in my opinion it really is a boring shot aside from just taking for your personal collection.
The first time I had this coffee I was about 9 or 10 years old while I was visiting my grandparents in Puerto Rico. Only a few places carry this coffee in the New York / New Jersey area so when I did find it in a local grocery store I literally bought five bags just in case in disappears again and Im not going to lie when I had the first cup memories of the grandparents came flooding back.
I have the luck of knowing some very talented people and with that I have been giving some exclusive entry into the minds of these people. In this photo is Emmanuel Reyes a good friend and a talent in his own right who has been putting in the hours to master his craft of tattooing.
I once heard a photographer say there is a trifecta street shot that would be his holy gail of shots and it would be an older women in a house coat smoking a cigarette pushing a baby carriage and I think I got pretty close that with this one. She did give me a dirty look and message after I took the shot, but that is something to be expected when you out shooting street photography.
This was the last Violin I photographed before Giancarlo Arcieri moved away from New York City for warmer weather. I really miss the random conversations we would have while I sat there and watched him work.
Not much to say but right place right time. Truthfully I did get lucky this morning with the shot after going out for an early morning walk.
Hit 60 degrees last week and the city came back to life.
Living in or around a big city like New York City even for a short amount of time is something that everyone should experience for the only fact that you will learn more about yourself in a big city then you will anyway else. I can’t really explain what I mean, but it can and will change your views real quick.
Chinatown in Manhattan is one place where everyone from locals to the tourist seem to gravitate towards and I don’t have an explanation why. I can spend a week just wondering around here and not get bored with anything I see.
Coffee, Water, Beer and not always in the order. I stopped by 787 Coffee in the East Village yesterday and I can say the coffee was good enough to make into my cabinet. A little side note, I am a bit basis towards coffee grown in Puerto Rico.
I wonder every day why I sit in one location even when the temps can cause frostbite just waiting for something to come into frame, I still don’t have an answer except for it isn’t work and while the opinions of others do matter slightly I don’t do this for anyone but myself.