A Chance Encounter in New York
There Is Always Time for an Impromptu Portrait
Recently, I went to New York to photograph a wedding in the western part of the state. But the trip also had me and a fellow photographer friend schlepping around the streets of New York City with our cameras.
It was in the DUMBO section that we walked into an open court and I saw this lovely woman outside of Cecconi's restaurant. Meet Tiffany, who very graciously agreed to have her picture made. The light coming in from the East River was beautiful and I did not want to let the opportunity pass by.
I am always grateful for people who allow me to do portraiture in chance encounters. Many thanks to Tiffany - I hope we can meet up again!
Let's call this street portraiture. I love street photography, but that is a genre of photography where you capture a unique moment as it happens amidst the seconds of an average day. Street portraiture is making a portrait of a subject in their environment in a chance encounter in a short period of time. Candid versus mindful.