Street Portraits - Volume II
By Dwayne John
19 Mar 2010
I first started this series as an antithesis for the cheesy portrait photos that just about everyone has in their home. You know the Sears portrait studios pictures with the matching clothing, muslin backdrops and overdone vignettes. I still really hate those types of portraits, but as I am maturing in the art form and getting opportunities to work closely with highly skilled photographers, I am slowly learning to tolerate them. I mean, they may be amateurish crap to me, but I've learned a long time ago that not everyone shares my taste as to what makes a "good" photo. But before I come off as being a facetious wag, I know there is still a lot I need to learn about photography and I do consider myself a rank amateur.
Anyway, in the 18 months or so since I stepped into the world of digital photography, I've been very lucky to meet some really interesting people in this great town of mine that I call home. Take a leisurely stroll down the streets of New York you may run into an aspiring model with rock star lineage, a Cubism art aficionado with a liking for citrus print pants, a young hipster trapped in the 1980s, or a crew of sanitation workers proud to pose with the tools of their trade. The Big Apple is a really wonderful place to live, truly cosmopolitan in every sense of the word. Below are a few more of my personal favorites captured on the streets of New York City. Hope you enjoy.