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New York - A cinematic portrait

When I started preparing for my first trip to NY, I wasn’t aware of the impact this great city would have on me and the way I would eventually photograph it. I thought about many photo projects and many ways to capture the New York light but it was only when I first walked the streets that I noticed I couldn’t shake out that feeling of being in a movie.

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 Being both a photographer and a videographer, makes for quite an interesting combination of both inspiration and technique. Most of the times I have a conscious influence of my photography into my videos, but it was only when I first took my camera out in New York that I felt the opposite.

Being both a photographer and a videographer, makes for quite an interesting combination of both inspiration and technique. Most of the times I have a conscious influence of my photography into my videos, but it was only when I first took my camera out in New York that I felt the opposite.

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 Until now most of my street photography had been a quiet aquisition of street moments, passive portraits of urban backgrounds. New York triggered this new eye, this new attitude towards photography that I hadn’t felt before.

Until now most of my street photography had been a quiet aquisition of street moments, passive portraits of urban backgrounds. New York triggered this new eye, this new attitude towards photography that I hadn’t felt before.

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 I took it as a sign of inspiration and went about capturing still frames of an ongoing film. A film of discovery both of the city and of my own photography.     The following photos are a small selection of that photographic journey, a compilation of the best captures, the best moments.

I took it as a sign of inspiration and went about capturing still frames of an ongoing film. A film of discovery both of the city and of my own photography.

 

The following photos are a small selection of that photographic journey, a compilation of the best captures, the best moments.

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 Each one of these photos is a new step into an unknown world, both literarly and figuratively. I’ve never been so close to the photographed subjects nor have I ever dared to capture such moments of other people’s lifes. In NY I felt I could temporarly step over that imaginary line, that comfort zone that had restricted me so much for so long.     Feeling like a stranger in a strange world I went about New York not looking to capture anything in particular but ended up capturing frames of an imaginary film.

Each one of these photos is a new step into an unknown world, both literarly and figuratively. I’ve never been so close to the photographed subjects nor have I ever dared to capture such moments of other people’s lifes. In NY I felt I could temporarly step over that imaginary line, that comfort zone that had restricted me so much for so long.

 

Feeling like a stranger in a strange world I went about New York not looking to capture anything in particular but ended up capturing frames of an imaginary film.

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