It Was A Photographer’s Dream

It Was A Photographer’s Dream

“It was a photographer’s dream; New York City in a snowstorm. I remember seeing the forecast and preparing my gear the night before. I woke up at first light and took the first train to Times Square. I was so excited that it didn’t phase me that my camera wasn’t weather sealed. I just took a plastic bag and a rubber band and wrapped it around my camera body as a precaution. I must’ve looked crazy running from street corner to street corner with a mysterious bag wrapped up in my hands. I was afraid the cops would think it was a weapon. I remember barely being able to see through the snow. It was plummeting down and to make matters worse, I lost my lens cleaner so I had to use my shirt to wipe off excess snow. But none of that really mattered, I was so happy being caught up in a perfect storm. I love this shot for a lot of reasons. First, for how it’s framed. It’s busy, but it works and the subject matter is so interesting. There’s so much life and I really think it encapsulates NYC in that brief moment perfectly. Also because of the luck/timing that went into taking it. I shot this zoomed in from across the street. I wanted to compress the background and make it seem larger than life. So not only did I have to worry about snow getting on the lens and the strides of the people walking across the street, I had to account for the cars driving past. All in all, it came out better than I imagined and now I’ll have something to always remember my first snowstorm in NYC, March 11th 2017.” – @para.doxes

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