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The story behind that picture: "A New York Minute"

By: Thorsten Overgaard. April 18, 2012 

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A New York minute is an instant. Or as Johnny Carson once said, "it's the interval between a Manhattan traffic light turning green and the guy behind you honking his horn."

In terms of photography you never know what the next moment might have of possibilities, or what you may encounter around the next corner. Here are a few photos form the lasest days in New York City.

 

Girl on the phone in the Fashion District, New York. The bag is a 3,000$ "Ambassade" document bag from Goyard in Paris, stuffed with a water bottle, newspaper and what else a woman needs on the road. Now I must have one...
Girl on the phone in the Fashion District, New York. The bag is a 3,000$ "Ambassade" document bag from Goyard in Paris, stuffed with a water bottle, newspaper and what else a woman needs on the road. Now I must have one...

 

Girl outside the ACE Hotel, New York
Girl outside the ACE Hotel, New York

 

Time Square, New York.
Time Square, New York.

 

Around the corner I met the 72 year old photographer Louis Mendes. Since the 1970s he has been photographing people in public places with his 1959 Graflex Speed Graphic. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.
Around the corner I met the 72 year old photographer Louis Mendes. Since the 1970s he has been photographing people in public places with his 1959 Graflex Speed Graphic. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.

 

Central Park, New York.
Central Park, New York.

 

5th Avenue, New York
5th Avenue, New York

 

West 29th Street, New York
West 29th Street, New York

 

Madison Avenue with Empire State Building in the background
Madison Avenue with Empire State Building in the background

 

Adam Marelli is a New York based photographer, artist and traveler. Follow his blog at www.adammarelliphoto.com. Meet him at the Leica Akademie North America April 26 in NYC
Adam Marelli is a New York based photographer, artist and traveler. Follow his blog at www.adammarelliphoto.com. Meet him at the Leica Akademie North America April 26 in NYC

 

View from the ACE Hotel in New York
View from the ACE Hotel in New York

 

 

Moving around sewing machines, as it happens all the time in the Fashion District
Moving around sewing machines, as it happens all the time in the Fashion District

 

Girl in the Fashion District on the street Friday after work.
Girl in the Fashion District on the street Friday after work.

 

 

New York seen from the air
New York seen from the air

 


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Above: Central Park on a sunny Sunday. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 



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Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

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