Photo by myself on a Midtown sidewalk.
One of my indulgences has to be taking candid photographs of crowds.
You can capture a multitude of expressions, gestures and clothing style, within a split second on any street corner. Additionally, the layers of people give an image depth.
I'd love to know the story of the gentleman, above.
The New Yorker Festival is on again this year, October 16-18th. If you haven't been, you can sign up to receive an early calendar of events, online.
Over the years, I've seen talks with Steve Martin, David Byrne, Malcom Gladwell, Chuck Close and late Richard Avedon, among others. Steve Martin of course picked up his banjo and David Byrne performed the acoustic guitar.
All the talks were reasonably priced. I cannot say enough great things about the series, which includes readings from current authors, round tables with noted thinkers and even movies.
For more about the Festival click here.
To sign up for the Festival Wire, the calendar of events, click here.
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