New York Images

Written by Tara Peris
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The iconic status of some New York images is well known. Photos of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, or the Twin Towers, for example, are identified easily by just about anyone. Although these certainly make for great shots, they are by no means the only images worth capturing.

A cornucopia of opportunities exists for New York photographers with well-trained eyes and good camera timing. The bustle of the city makes for striking shots of everyday life in an urban epicenter and brings to life a real slice of American culture. Moreover, the distinctive blend of architectural influences throughout Manhattan provides a wealth of opportunities for those inclined toward traditional cityscape approaches.

Distinctive Voices

The best photographers are those who can step away from generic photographic approaches and capture truly unique ways to view the city. There's no single way to represent this complex, multifaceted environment, and creative eyes are bound to bring out a fresh perspective on the city. You could choose a print from the sidewalk vendors in Central Park, but these pre-packaged images lack the passion and soul of more inventive photographic approaches.

If you're interested in procuring professional photographs of New York, you should spend some time touring the galleries downtown and obtaining referrals for reputable city photographers. There's no substitute for this legwork, as art is something that must be seen firsthand to be appreciated. Take your time, explore your options, and trust your intuition when choosing your final prints.


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