Choosing these particular photos for my photo essay was really exciting to me. I decided to use my photos from my New York visit back in March of 2017. Since our overall topic is culture I wanted to show the culture of another city to help emphasize that different cities have different cultures and different ways of living. Walking around in Texas is very different than walking around in New York. The bright lights, the love for liberal arts, and the different areas are culturally advanced to say the least. All you have to do is catch a subway and you go from China town to Little Italy in a matter of minutes. The fast pace environment and independent lifestyle will have you sucked into the New York culture in no time. It may be hard to adjust to, but you’ll definitely have fun while doing it. The diversity of the food, the different broad way shows, and even the basic street fashion are all aspects that contribute to this amazing culture of the city.
Not only will these photos show the average day of a New York Resident, but it will also show you the expression of the culture through art, and architecture. I wanted to organize these pictures by alternating between photos of art and theatre to photos of architecture and signs. This will give the viewer variety and detail, and also be able to give the viewer a wide spectrum of emotion and expression.
I decided to heighten the saturation, take blurry shots, and gray scale different pictures to convey different meaning and emotions, and to also steer away from the same presentation in each photo. I also decided to alternate between landscape and portrait to show wider angles or focus on images a little closer. I think that it is important to show art, architecture, and nightlife, in different views and angles to be able to capture the entire essence of the photo and the moment captured. I hope I am able to show you the life and excitement of New York City through the lens of my Iphone 6s, and help expose you to the culture of the Big Apple.
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