Paul McDonough NYC Street Photography

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by afkenner, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 3, 2013
    New York
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  2. Pav

    Pav FujiXspot Regular

    Mar 4, 2013
    Cool article. Thanks for sharing.
  3. pniev

    pniev Guest

    Nice. Thanks for posting.
  4. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Some great images here, thanks for sharing
  5. spinyman

    spinyman FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 13, 2013
    Valley Center,CA.
    It's interesting that he found the term "street photography" repellent.The first pic is amazing.
  6. Nic

    Nic FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Brisbane, Australia
    Maybe not the most visually appealing collection of this type of work that I have seen, but still a fascinating window into both a time and place that is foreign to me. Long live street photography (or whatever else it might be called).
  7. afkenner

    afkenner FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 3, 2013
    New York
    Agreed 100%. What kind of luck would you need to find that particular blind man, that old woman and so many Hare Krishnas together in one spot, never mind all of them arranged in perfect pose and composition. I have to wonder how McDonough approached his process - did he see the seated man and standing Krishnas, adjust his settings and wait until the right passerby stepped into position, or was he blessed with so much luck that he saw the scene assemble, aimed and shot and got this photo?

    Even the "mundane" shots in this small series are terrific, they capture something human (in addition to revisiting the City 30-40 years ago).

    He's not Vivian Maier, who captured magic, but he really did "get" NY. I want his eye.