New York, New York

Waiting at West 4th (等待地铁)

I am submitting some of my NYC shots for a street photography exhibition at the South Street Seaport Museum this year. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit up to 12 images. Selecting the shots was a difficult job. Almost all my New York street shots are well over a year old, and I hadn't looked at them in a while. Reviewing my own work was painful. I felt disappointed with a lot of my shots... many of them felt too much like snapshots that failed at telling stories or communicating something interesting about New York and city life.

Most of the photos I ended up with are from the subway. My hope is that they together manage to give some insight into what it feels like to be on (and under) the streets of New York.

Times Square Stop

Read on to see the entire submission.

On the B

Waiting and Reading at 34th Street

Conductor Portrait: Leaving Wall Street

Even the Mighty Must Wait

Conductor At Grand Central (列車長)

End of the Day

Conductor at 42nd

Midtown Lunch Crowd

Waiting on Charles Lane

End of the Night


  1. These are terrific. Good luck with the selection. Sneak in some from Hong Kong or Beijing and see if anyone notices.

  2. These are terrific. Good luck with the submission!

  3. love the simple elegance of these. beautiful warm light. amazing.