New Yorkers - Issue II

New Yorkers - Issue II

(Work in Progress) Some photos on my random observations and street photography in New York City as I continue my journey there.

Expensive City

New York is expensive. Like… very so terribly extremely expensive with an exclamation mark.

One of my colleague was looking for a place to live for a short term, and it took her a load of efforts to be able to find an old apartment that demands $2000+ per month. “Oh,” the lady at the front desk of the apartment toured us around said casually, “this building is pre-war.”

Pre-war apartment Pre-war apartment, New York. Aug 2021. (iPhone 12 Mini)

And I could tell. From the lack of an elevator to narrow stairs that curls inward due to decades of people stepping on it, all I need to make a picture look like it was taken before colored photography is a black-and-white filter. But my colleague was super happy, because she finally found a place with a relatively “reasonable” price tag to live in the city for a short while.

Why is New York, or more precisely Manhattan, so expensive? Do New Yorkers make a ton of money to pay for their expensive livings?


Man Looking Out Man Looking Out, New York. Sept 2021. (Fuji X-S10 & XF27mm)

Tourists Tourists, New York. Aug 2021. (Fuji X-S10 & XF27mm)

The Artists

Naively, one would assume for street performers, instruments that are portable wins. Until I heard Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier elegantly played by a young musician in Central Park.

The Solo The Solo, New York. Sep 2021.

The Painters The Painters, New York. Sep 2021.

The Band The Band, New York. Sep 2021.

Leisure in Busy Life

Man with Bicycle Man with Bicycle, New York. Aug 2021. (Fuji X-S10 & Canon FD50mm)

The Reader The Reader, New York. Aug 2021.

Reader Under Sun Reader Under Sun, New York. Sep 2021.

Reader Under Sun Smoking Man, New York. Sep 2021.

People With Different Minds

Note: Some faces are intentionally blurred in selected photographs to avoid frustration.

Anti-Vaxers Anti-Vaxers, New York. Aug 2021.

In Argue In Argue, New York. Aug 2021.

“Street Photography” usually is done in a public place such as a street, sidewalk or park involving candid images of people going about their daily lives. This type of photography is permitted in the U.S. under the legal premise established by the Supreme Court that there is no reasonable expectation of privacy in a public place. (Osterreicher)

However, if you are one of the subjects and my article makes you uncomfortable and would like me to take your picture down, please kindly let me know.

If you want to quickly say hi, just shoot me a message using the contact portal.


Osterreicher, Attorney Mickey H. “Street Photography and the Law: What You Need to Know.” PDN Online, 27 Dec. 2018.

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