Squeezed in a bit of a quick trip to New York; it had been a while. Instead of spending most of my time in Manhattan, which I've done in the past, I spent most of this trip in Queens. I have a friend there, and she knew I'd be looking for great opportunities for street photography. To that end, she took me to Jackson Heights, a neighborhood I'd never visited. It's got a large immigrant population, and it shows in the incredible number of ethnic restaurants, seemingly several on every block. I could easily have followed my nose all day, but I managed to keep clicking and come back with some shots I love. So many great faces everywhere I turned. Just for kicks, there's a few architecture shots at the end (and just a couple street portraits from the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge). I hope you enjoy these.
I'm going to be involved in a show in a few weeks, one where several photographers are each documenting a different neighborhood in the Little Rock/North Little Rock area. This was my first walk around the neighborhood I chose to get ready for the show (and my first time shooting there at all in quite a while). It's a great neighborhood where I can stand in one spot and photograph industry, decay, and progress just by turning a few degrees in any direction. Here are some of my shots from my photo walk Sunday afternoon.
These photos show the Italy I went looking for. They're what the photographer in me saw, and simply put, I want to see it all again. These are my favorite shots: the street scenes, the coast, the details. I'll just leave it at that; the real story is in the photos. These will also be available in my Fine Art Prints gallery very soon.