leisure 04.12.17

Street Photography
Every Person in New York

THE MORNING LINE "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."
—Henri Cartier-Bresson

Opening April 20 at MCNY, Todd Webb: A City Seen, Postwar New York, 1945-1960 — memorable images from daily life by an undersung photographer.

Every day we look forward to seeing what our longtime contributor Joe Holmes has to show us. If there's a better contemporary photographer of New York's daily life, we've yet to find them. You can buy prints of Joe's work here.

In addition to being a fine street photographer, James Maher has the generous impulses of a teacher. An occasional contributor to MUG, his article for us, A Photographer's Favorite Locations to Capture the City remains really useful. Maher has just written The New York Photographer's Travel Guide: The Best Places to Photograph from a Professional Photographer, Tour Guide, and Lifelong New Yorker. There's a Kindle version, $5.49, or you can download the guide for free as a PDF from Maher's website.

If you use Photoshop with your work, you should know about the Nik Collection. These photo editing plugin tools were created by a German software developer and once cost $500. Google bought the package and now offers them for free. Works with Photoshop and Elements, Lightroom, and Aperture.

Finally, we're grateful to the New Yorker for introducing us to a photographer we didn't know, but should have: Louis Mendes.

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for more at Jason's site and his book Every Person in New York.


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