Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

The people of New York City

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I don’t have a perfect representation of the people that inhabit or visit NYC. These are only those the images I felt I could get away with undetected. Except for the girls in Little Italy that posed for me while I was trying to get a street scene. We laughed about it after, how the street was better looking with them in it. Which was true.

NYC is filled with such facinating people. I wish I was braver and could walk up to those interesting faces and ask if I could take their picture. Maybe I’ll grow into that someday.

Each of the images in this slideshow has a story. I could tell you what they were…but it’s probably more fun if you make up some stories on your own.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

21 thoughts on “The people of New York City

  1. Fascinating, and yes, I love the idea of making up stories for the people you photographed!

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  2. Fabulous photos and I have to tell you NYC is one of my favorite cities on the planet. I am a rather loud person (I laugh too loudly and talk to loudly) and that is the ONLY place where I fit right in. Both of my parents were from Brooklyn and I was born on Long Island 🙂 DakotasDen

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    • LOL. I know when I used to talk to New Yorkers on the phone while at work my ears would ring! And the overall noise factor in NYC was sort of overwhelming to me, a person who likes to camp in the woods. It is NEVER quiet there! NEVER!

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  3. Such great pictures. My favourite is the one of the woman on the balcony taking a selfie. Caught! I’ve never been to NYC but will go soon.

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    • I hope you get there soon! The woman on the balcony was taking shots of her street as the sun was going down. The buildings were glowing. The light was magical. I guess she wanted a shot of herself in all that glow!

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  4. I know lots of people who like to take “street photos.” People are more okay with it than you might think. I’d say go for it!

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  5. Diversity at it’s finest! There’s no place like NYC.

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    • Certainly no place like it, that’s for sure. It’s exhausting and exhilarating all at the same time.

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      • It is exhausting. Jeff and I were saying it’s going to take us 5 years to recover from our last trip before we can get the energy to go back again.

        Too much bustle for us. My mom goes at least once a month, and often twice a month. She just loves it, but she grew up in Philly, and I think she’s always missed the city life.

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  6. These are terrific. They remind me of the street photography Babs Young did in Havana (also terrific).

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  7. Great shots- love all your captures of NYC

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  8. These are WONDERFUL! People may be even more of your forte than nature. You have a great eye.

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    • I’d like people to become my forte. Hard though when you’re essentially shy. Interestingly when you carry a big camera most people think you have some sort of right to be there taking pictures. And when you carry a small camera you can get shots without people noticing. So…there’s more than one way to approach the whole issue.

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  9. What a fun post! I think you did a great job capturing a great variety of people. They make special lenses or attachments for lenses for getting surreptitious shots. I’ve seen them on the Photojojo web site and considered trying them.

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  10. These photos are wonderful, Dawn! I am more of a take-it-from-behind people photographer. I have asked people if I could take their picture, but then they pose……. This was a fun slide show and I loved making up my own stories, too.

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