This colourful man was a performer at the Merchant City Festival in Glasgow a couple of years ago. I always thought he would make a good subject but the background of the original image was far too ‘messy’ and distracting. Consequently, he ended up as part of a montage image, with the new background shot in Spanish Harlem, New York City.
Walking through Times Square in New York, vast crowds of people were milling about. In the midst of all the hustle, this couple had decided to take a moment out and they sat down at a small table on the street and then simply watched the world go by.
This is a reprocessed version of the portrait I made of street photographer Louis Mendes, on Fifth Avenue in New York. He had a charming smile and I loved the way he stood there posing while I made the image. My thanks to him for that. He’s holding his 5×4 camera – one I would love to try out!
This lady was sitting in the middle of Times Square, New York, checking her mail on the laptop and oblivious to the throng of people around her.
It would be impossible to create images of New York and not include Lady Liberty.
The difficult part was making such a familiar image a little different, and that was done in post-processing using textured layers and colourisation.