9/12/2014. This guy’s shirt reads 2013 — won’t he be surprised when he wakes up — I wonder if the person he was speaking to is still on the phone. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film of sleeping man on the corner of 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City.

9/12/2014. This guy’s shirt reads 2013 — won’t he be surprised when he wakes up — I wonder if the person he was speaking to is still on the phone. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film of sleeping man on the corner of 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York City.

9/17/2014. Lady Liberty takes a break to down her Starbucks coffee in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film.

9/17/2014. Lady Liberty takes a break to down her Starbucks coffee in Times Square, Manhattan, New York City. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film.

9/17/2014. iPhone photo of Sebastião Salgado at ICP (International Center of Photography) 1133 Avenue Americas, Manhattan, New York City. In the photo Sebastião Salgado (his wife Lèlia Wanick Salgado — she’s holding his hand) is at the lower gallery level of ICP discussing/planning his show (set to open Friday 9/19/2014) with ICP staffers/directors. The show is for his Genesis Project.
For the record Sebastião Salgado is one of, if not my favorite photographer. I’m unable to comprehend the depth of his talent and mastery. As such I was totally surprised to see him by complete happenstance. Going to ICP that day was not my intention. I was merely out taking photos and decided to cruise by to see if I had any interest in the current show. The ICP show was not open — the bookstore was. I was able to peer from the side and see some of the show. The prints are not to be believed — sublime. They were so wonderful I wanted to throw my camera in the trash — why bother? :) When I looked over a railing there was Salgado - in person. Amazing! I shot a photo with my Rolleiflex (haven’t developed it yet) and the one above with my iPhone 4s.
Before leaving I viewed a copy of Genesis (published by Taschen). What a masterpiece. I would have bought a copy but the thing’s gigantic and no way could I carry that for the 4 or so hours I had ahead of me walking around NYC.
By the way, Salgado is popular with the ICP staffers manning the front desk — they had the nicest things to say about him and his wife — no attitude, friendly, down-to-earth, and more. Evidently Salgado and his wife, when first viewing the statement at the beginning of show, each stopped to silently read it, and when they finished they high-fived. Now that would’ve been THE shot.
Here’s a link to a wonderful YouTube video of Salgado discussing Genesis with Benedikt Taschen:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHJWgQxTous

9/17/2014. iPhone photo of Sebastião Salgado at ICP (International Center of Photography) 1133 Avenue Americas, Manhattan, New York City. In the photo Sebastião Salgado (his wife Lèlia Wanick Salgado — she’s holding his hand) is at the lower gallery level of ICP discussing/planning his show (set to open Friday 9/19/2014) with ICP staffers/directors. The show is for his Genesis Project.

For the record Sebastião Salgado is one of, if not my favorite photographer. I’m unable to comprehend the depth of his talent and mastery. As such I was totally surprised to see him by complete happenstance. Going to ICP that day was not my intention. I was merely out taking photos and decided to cruise by to see if I had any interest in the current show. The ICP show was not open — the bookstore was. I was able to peer from the side and see some of the show. The prints are not to be believed — sublime. They were so wonderful I wanted to throw my camera in the trash — why bother? :) When I looked over a railing there was Salgado - in person. Amazing! I shot a photo with my Rolleiflex (haven’t developed it yet) and the one above with my iPhone 4s.

Before leaving I viewed a copy of Genesis (published by Taschen). What a masterpiece. I would have bought a copy but the thing’s gigantic and no way could I carry that for the 4 or so hours I had ahead of me walking around NYC.

By the way, Salgado is popular with the ICP staffers manning the front desk — they had the nicest things to say about him and his wife — no attitude, friendly, down-to-earth, and more. Evidently Salgado and his wife, when first viewing the statement at the beginning of show, each stopped to silently read it, and when they finished they high-fived. Now that would’ve been THE shot.

Here’s a link to a wonderful YouTube video of Salgado discussing Genesis with Benedikt Taschen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHJWgQxTous

9/14/2014. Black and white street photography portraits shot with Kodak 120 film on Lafayette Street, Manhattan, New York City. Top: Taxi cab driver — he had the radio cranked to something foreign and funky and was tapping on the brake making his taxi “dance” to the rhythm/beat. Drivers in nearby cars, and pedestrians were quite amused.

9/14/2014. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film of a street vendor arranging her wares in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/14/2014. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film of a street vendor arranging her wares in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/14/2014. Black and white street photography portrait with Kodak 120 film of a man balancing on a railing in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/14/2014. Black and white street photography portrait with Kodak 120 film of a man balancing on a railing in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/14/2014. Up in the air on the rides at Coney Island’s Luna Park in Brooklyn, New York City. Black and white street photography with Kodak 120 film.

9/14/2014. Coney Island, Luna Park amusement ride. Black and white street photography with Kodak film, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/14/2014. Coney Island, Luna Park amusement ride. Black and white street photography with Kodak film, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/14/2014. Black and white street photography portrait of three body builders stacked on top of each other in push-up formation. Shot with Kodak 120 film on the beach at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/14/2014. Black and white street photography portrait of three body builders stacked on top of each other in push-up formation. Shot with Kodak 120 film on the beach at Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City.

9/12/2014. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film of a young couple wearing lobster bibs on Lafayette Street in the East Village, Manhattan, New York City.

9/12/2014. Black and white street photography portrait shot with Kodak 120 film of a young couple wearing lobster bibs on Lafayette Street in the East Village, Manhattan, New York City.