The people of the NYC Streets

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  1. crashcart

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    Did some shooting in NYC of some folks on the streets, and some feedback and critiques is always welcome.

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    3 and 4 have potential 3 needs a tighter crop I think we don't need to be told it is a taxi just implying it with the yellow paint will work (you could do this with the right yellow on a lamborghini (however the crap you spell it)). #4 just stops a little short and I don't know why.
     
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    wow no wonder most of the people in NYC seem mean. God those people just look like they want to run in front of a train. Awesome pictures though
     
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    ^ Yeah. They all have that dead zombie expression...

    I like the shots, but they seem a bit grainy. And the horizons are all tipped down to the left, but that's an easy fix. I wish I had the guts to do this kind of thing - I feel so awkward when I try to photograph strangers! Any tips?
     
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    I like the taxi shot, tighter crop, more saturation. The post in the back window from behind it looks like the face is a passenger with a big head! LOL

    K8, I also have the problem photographing strangers, one way around it is either use a telephoto or pretend your shooting something behind them, dont look at them after you've taken the shot. Also what works best for me is a few beers first! Then you dont worry about it as much!!!!
     
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    Glad I dont live in the city anymore, forgot how lonely and depressing it is when your anonymous, regardless how much cash you make. H
     
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    The cab shot is interesting, i like the face in the window. I agree needs to be cropped but I can't figure the best way to go about it. I think my favorite is the second one, really like the grainyness of the photo. It adds to the "nothing is going right" look the man has. Also interesting in the fourth picture is they are crammed in like sardines in the subway but not as single person in making eye contact. Almost appears that they are avoiding it.
     
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    Really like the cab and subway shots
     
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    I like the juxtaposition of the driver's face and the face in the poster - maybe you could crop to remove some of the distractions. The colour image doesn't seem to hang together with the others as a group - do you really prefer it in colour?

    I guess that New York is what you make of it. If you want to be anonymous, you can be. To many of us it is one of the most friendly, open, diverse and lively communities in the world. It's really up to you. I never had any desire to see New York, or any other city for that matter, as a tourist and these photos would make me want to keep well clear of New York lest I be infected. Fortunately the zombies reanimate as soon as they escape from the evil mind control rays the MTA beam into the subway system. It's best to wear aluminum foil hats if you ride the subway, or just stick to the buses. The MTA have just invented bus lanes, you know. The rest of the world will catch on eventually, I guess.

    Best,
    Helen from Hell's Kitchen, just two blocks west of Times Square.
     
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    Nice photos, very amusing. How did you shoot all of this? I admire you for taking pictures of these busy people on a very busy streets of NYC. Nice job!
     
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    Ah, the people of NY! Oblivious to everything! Ya gotta love 'em!

    Nice shots!
     
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    Wow, what a sad looking city... :)

    Nice candid captures though.
     

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