As I am living in New York City, I have been having flashbacks about the time when I was living in Florida. And when I was living in Florida, it was the opposite. I love both places!
FLORIDA AND NEW YORK
About 4 months ago, I was living in West Palm Beach, Florida. West Palm Beach is such a beautiful place along Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coast. For me, what was incredible (because I love the beach), was the turquoise and emerald beaches and the early morning sunsets.
BEAUTIFUL NEW YORK CITY
While in Florida, I was getting soaked in New York City posts on Instagram because I’m a New Yorker! I came across Img man’s photos, always repost from various of New York City’s top Instagram pages. Img. man’s photos are memorable and evoke a sense of emotion, making you want to be in New York City. I loved his work right away because I saw compositions in his work that I don’t usually do. The colors in his work are captivating and evoke a sense of joy. I sincerely wish I could have the same eye for photography as Arnab.
The way Img man views New York and what he captures is truly unique. He photographs urban environmental photos and each photo can tell a story. It could be people looking at architecture, interacting with other people, admiring something, or just being lost in thought. All is natural.
Ever since I started photography, I used to take photos of friends and family or landscapes, but not people I do not know. This is why I get to know my clients a little before I photograph them, to get a sense of who they are. All photographers have different styles and approaches and that is what makes them unique and beautiful.
For me, it is interesting and intriguing how Img man does it. That’s why I contacted him and asked if he would like to share a bit about himself, his photography style, and his favorite places to take pictures in New York City.
Q & A WITH IMG MAN
I contacted him and I asked him if he would love to share a bit about himself, the way he photographs, and what are his favorite places to take pictures in New York City.
Caroline: Tell me a little bit about yourself…
Img man: A software engineer with a camera in love with every corner of the city, trying to find a happy, colorful, and full-of-life frame to capture.
Caroline: When did you start to have an interest in photography?
Img man: I think back to 2014, the first time I used a DSLR and tried to capture the One World Center, I still remember that day. After that, I tried to capture all the landmarks, and portraits of friends. Soon I felt like missing the fun until I figured out that adding people in the frame make it very interesting.
Caroline: Where has your work been published?
Img man: Back when I used to shoot landmarks I did get some of my photos published on some photography websites. Currently, I mostly switched to street photography, most of the time I don’t have model releases so can’t publish them anywhere for commercial purposes. The primary reason for my photography is to make me happy and give some happy vibes out there.
Caroline: Do you have any favorite photographer of all time?
Img man: I do follow many other photographers’ works over social media and learn a lot from them, every single day.
Caroline: What inspires you?
Img man: This city, the energy it has, and all the amazing photographers out there inspire me every day with their amazing work.
Caroline: What was the first photo in NYC that you captured?
Img man: The One World Center over the Hudson river from Exchange Place Jersey City.
Caroline: What do you love about NYC?
Img man: The energy, dreams, and stories it has.
Caroline: What favorite places do you love to photograph?
Img man: It does change from time to time for every season but if I had to choose one place then indeed Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Favorite places to take photos in New York City
- Brooklyn Bridge Park: An 85-acre park along the East River in Brooklyn that features recreational spaces, scenic waterfront promenades, and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.
- The Williamsburg Pier: A popular recreational spot that offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline
- The Long Island City pier: A beautiful waterfront park in Queens that offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
- The Fall colors of Central Park: In the fall is a stunning display of colors, with the trees changing to brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red, creating a breathtaking landscape that attracts thousands of visitors each year.
- The cherry blossoms of Roosevelt Island: Breathtaking display of pink and white flowers each spring.
- The Christmas tree of Rockefeller Center: An iconic symbol of the holiday season that provides a stunning visual spectacle with its towering height and a dazzling array of lights, and can serve as a beautiful and memorable backdrop for capturing special moments with friends and loved ones.
- Christmas lighting of Dyker Heights Brooklyn: Famous for their over-the-top holiday decor, attracting visitors from all over to admire the elaborate displays of lights, figures, and animated scenes, creating a truly magical and festive atmosphere.
A software engineer and photographer, with a passion for both tech and art, in love with every corner of the city, and trying to find a happy, colorful, and full-of-life frame to capture.
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