Spring is such a tease this year. Here one day and gone the next. It’s freezing in NY again after a sunny Sunday when it hit the 50s we were in the 30s again this morning. therefore I can’t help but post the few hints we get of warmer weather to come.
Continuing with some cross-posting from the New York People Live (NYPL) Facebook page and our series of street portraits taken with the permission of the subject…
In the early 2000s I began shooting a series of photographs of people living and working on Broadway in New York. I’ve given it various names over the years: “the Burghers of Broadway,” “Broadway Bound” and “On Broadway.” Over the coming days I’ll present several of those images, starting here with one from 2006. This woman was dressed to the nines in her Sunday best, sitting in a wheelchair on the corner of Broadway & 99th Street. She said she was happy to be visiting her old neighborhood on such a pretty late April day. Then her brother came up and was angry with her for allowing me to take her picture, not knowing who I was or to what purpose I might put it.
Our Facebook series of “permission-granted” street portraits continues with this one of a young woman knitting outside the Guggenheim Museum in April, 2005. Unfortunately, the sun was very bright and I didn’t have a polarizing filter leading to some blown highlights.
More interesting flare effects from the Sigma 30mm f2.8. I think it kind of works.