Who Are You New York

Who Are You New York

As a kid I was pretty shy. I grew up to be a pretty outgoing guy but deep down I am still a shy guy. This is my attempt to strip the last vestiges of shyness, taking film portraits of strangers in New York.
Nikki - NYFW
Nikki was very soft spoken despite his bold look

Nikki - NYFW

Nikki was very soft spoken despite his bold look

Victoria - NYFW
Victoria is a perfect mix of modern and classic fashion.  She used her Google Glass to take pictures of the show she just came from.  

Victoria - NYFW

Victoria is a perfect mix of modern and classic fashion.  She used her Google Glass to take pictures of the show she just came from.  

Danielle & Bianca - NYFW - Kodak Portra 400
I had the pleasure of shooting this design duo last Fashion Week.  They are doing great and have a new collection coming out (hopefully) at the end of February.  Watch out for it at Kastor and Pollux.

Danielle & Bianca - NYFW - Kodak Portra 400

I had the pleasure of shooting this design duo last Fashion Week.  They are doing great and have a new collection coming out (hopefully) at the end of February.  Watch out for it at Kastor and Pollux.

Argot Murelius - Portra 400 - NYFW

Argot is a Swedish born New Yorker who is a writer, photographer and optimist.   

See more of Argot at argotmurelius.com

Anthony - Expired Portra 160VC - NYFW
Anthony is a Michigan born model and actor living in Los Angeles.  

Anthony - Expired Portra 160VC - NYFW

Anthony is a Michigan born model and actor living in Los Angeles.  

Jesse - Portra 400
Jesse is a conceptual artist and teacher.

Jesse - Portra 400

Jesse is a conceptual artist and teacher.

Chris - Kodak Portra 400
Chris is an occupier from Alabama.  He was a linebacker for East Carolina University.  He told me that the best moment in his life was when he got put into a game.  He is sick of New York and wants to go home to Alabama.  

Chris - Kodak Portra 400

Chris is an occupier from Alabama.  He was a linebacker for East Carolina University.  He told me that the best moment in his life was when he got put into a game.  He is sick of New York and wants to go home to Alabama.  

Chillegan - Kodak Portra 400
An occupier since the beginning, Chillegan has travelled all over spreading the Occupy message.  He loves being in New York but only in the winter because the air is fresh and clean.  When I met him he was hanging outside of Trump Plaza in Columbus Circle near Jaime Diamond’s apartment.  

Chillegan - Kodak Portra 400

An occupier since the beginning, Chillegan has travelled all over spreading the Occupy message.  He loves being in New York but only in the winter because the air is fresh and clean.  When I met him he was hanging outside of Trump Plaza in Columbus Circle near Jaime Diamond’s apartment.  

Maggie - Portra 160
Maggie is an Occupier whose favorite state is West Virginia because of the rolling hills.  She hasn’t been west of Colorado but hopes to make it Sequoia this summer.   

Maggie - Portra 160

Maggie is an Occupier whose favorite state is West Virginia because of the rolling hills.  She hasn’t been west of Colorado but hopes to make it Sequoia this summer.   

Enrique - Union Square - Kodak Portra 400
Originally from Cuba, Enrique moved from Miami to New York about 2 months ago. He plays chess to earn a living since he is not eligible for welfare.  

Enrique - Union Square - Kodak Portra 400

Originally from Cuba, Enrique moved from Miami to New York about 2 months ago. He plays chess to earn a living since he is not eligible for welfare.  

Black - Union Square - Kodak Portra 160
Black is a janitor in a building near Union Square.  He comes to visit his buddies and play chess after work.  

Black - Union Square - Kodak Portra 160

Black is a janitor in a building near Union Square.  He comes to visit his buddies and play chess after work.  

TC - Union Square - Kodak Portra 160
TC is 55 years old, has 8 children and 11 grandchildren.  He is out challenging people to a game of Chess everyday. 
The craziest thing he has ever seen is a Russian women repeatedly get naked and redress before the cops were called.  

TC - Union Square - Kodak Portra 160

TC is 55 years old, has 8 children and 11 grandchildren.  He is out challenging people to a game of Chess everyday. 

The craziest thing he has ever seen is a Russian women repeatedly get naked and redress before the cops were called.  

Sam - Kodak Portra 400
Sam was born and raised in NYC but moved to Ireland for 28 years before moving back to NYC.  He is the owner of Global Rogue Studios and is starting to explore abstract art.

Sam - Kodak Portra 400

Sam was born and raised in NYC but moved to Ireland for 28 years before moving back to NYC.  He is the owner of Global Rogue Studios and is starting to explore abstract art.

Mario - Kodak Portra 400
Mario is a longtime Upper West Side resident.  During his life he has had many careers and is now trying to be a model and actor.  

Mario - Kodak Portra 400

Mario is a longtime Upper West Side resident.  During his life he has had many careers and is now trying to be a model and actor.  

Billy - Kodak Portra 400
Billy emigrated from Turkey to New York after marrying an American. Shortly after the move, her husband passed away and the life that could have been, never was. She continued living in New York working as a dentist.  To pass the time, she often comes to Central Park to bird watch.

Billy - Kodak Portra 400

Billy emigrated from Turkey to New York after marrying an American. Shortly after the move, her husband passed away and the life that could have been, never was. She continued living in New York working as a dentist.  To pass the time, she often comes to Central Park to bird watch.