I went to New York City in 2015 shortly after I started shooting street to take an Eric Kim Workshop. I'd have to say its a terrific place for street photography. In Oklahoma City, I struggle to find interesting subjects to shoot but in New York City, I was overwhelmed with plenty of interesting subjects. My favorite shot of the trip is of a homeless guy with a catchy phrase on his sign and as I approached, a tourist was carrying a small child on his shoulder. I call it Just Say No To Crack, check it out and see if you understand why
I hardly ever take shots of homeless people but I couldn't resist this shot. Strangely enough, this guy didn't like it and yelled at me all the way down the block. It's the only time since I've been shooting that I've been challenged so far. I'd like to go back this October but not sure if I am yet. I pulled this photo out of the archives to send in for Valarie Jardin's weekly challenge this week which is Eye Contact. If you haven't check out her podcast or website, you should.