"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
I have focused my mind and my lenses on New York for the better part of two decades. For me, the place has become almost a state of mind, as much as a real place. New York embodies creativity....on the street, in the air, in the people, and in every nook and cranny. It is the place which inspires me to be my most creative self. It is the place I love to go for a special event, or no reason in particular. It is a place where I love to walk. And walk. And walk.
The street is so full of energy in New York. The skyline is so full of energy in New York. I AM SO FULL OF ENERGY in New York. And when I am feeling creative, I am also finding creative. Here is something beautiful I found on my last trip:
I bought this image from a Japanese photographer, Naoki Okamoto, who was selling his work at Union Square. I bought 5 pieces, and wanted even more. The images are so sensitive, so lovely. I asked him which were his personal favorites. He said the New York architecture sold the best (I certainly loved it), but the fashion images were his favorites, so I bought more of those. I concentrated on getting images that showed his range, and told a beautiful color story. These some of the other images I chose: