A Shining Moment

Getting and Shine

Man getting a shine at Ashineandco shoe shine and sneaker cleaning service at Chelsea Market in the Meat Packing District of Manhattan.

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The Inattentive Vendor

The Inattentive Vendor

Lemonade and crepe vendor, preoccupied with his mobile device at the 92nd street Y street fair on Lexington Avenue, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Hot Food on a Hot Day

Hot Food on a Hot Day

Some serious cooking going on in the foodcart, with smoke billowing out the side; 59th street at the Plaza Hotel.

The Happy Vendor

The Happy Vendor

Food cart on Columbus Circle, New York City.

Precarious Piles

Stacks of books for sale on Broadway, New York City.

Stacks of books for sale on Broadway, New York City.


Sony RX100 III

Hot Corn To Go

The Lexington Avenue street fair, New York City.

The Lexington Avenue street fair, New York City.


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 25mm f1.8 lens

Cooking Up a Storm

Some heavy duty cooking at the Third Avenue street fair

Some heavy duty cooking at the Third Avenue street fair


Ricoh GR

Fruit

This fruit seller I saw on 171st street and St. Nicholas Avenue uses an old school bus for transportation and as the center of his business. You gotta love the creativity.

This fruit seller I saw on 171st street and St. Nicholas Avenue uses an old school bus for transportation and as the center of his business. You gotta love the creativity.

Ricoh GR

A Leisurly Attitude

This vendor has a relaxed attitude towards his business on Columbus Circle

This vendor has a relaxed attitude towards his business on Columbus Circle

Ricoh GR

Master of his Domain

Newsstand on Broadway near Lincoln Center - I'm always amazed at how many goods these vendors neatly stash  in their small spaces.

Newsstand on Broadway near Lincoln Center – I’m always amazed at how many goods these vendors neatly stash in their small spaces.

Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

Male Power

Male Power

Panasonic GX7 with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

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It’s Raining Cats and (hot) Dogs

Buying some hotdogs from a food vendor on Fifth Avenue and 80th street, New York City

Buying some hotdogs from a food vendor on Fifth Avenue and 80th street, New York City


Olympus E-p2 with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Chestnuts Roasting

Warm chestnuts on a damp wintry day; Fifth Avenue, New York City.

Warm chestnuts on a damp wintry day; Fifth Avenue, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 75mm f1.8 lens.

A Sweet Deal

Mister Softee ice cream, seen at the Time-Warner Center

Mister Softee ice cream, seen at the Time-Warner Center


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8 lens.

Toxic Art

Artist at work in front of the Metropolitan Museum, New York City.

Artist at work in front of the Metropolitan Museum, New York City.


Panasonic G3, Olympus m.Zuiko 45mm f1.8

The Decision

A Vendor waits in anticipation as the mystery lady makes her decision. Central Park, New York City.

A Vendor waits in anticipation as the mystery lady makes her decision. Central Park, New York City.


Canon G9

The Happy Vendor

Food vendor open for business on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City

Food vendor open for business on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City


Panasonic G3 with the 20mm f1.7 pancake lens.

What I need today….

Umbrellas for sale on East 86th street in New York City

Umbrellas for sale on East 86th street in New York City


Colors and an umbrella on this rainy, gray New York day…..
Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 lens.

Hot Dogs

A food cart on Madison Avenue and 81st street during a snow storm; New York City.

A food cart on Madison Avenue and 81st street during a snow storm; New York City.


Lumix LX3

Not Interested…….

The woman seems totally disinterested in the hot-dogs while the vendor seems to be totally disinterested in the woman or his business in front of the Whitney Museum on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Taken with my Olympus OM-2 an a 50mm f1.8 lens on Fuji Superia 400 film.

A hotdog vendor on Madison Avenue in front of the Whitney Museum at 75th street, New York City

A hotdog vendor on Madison Avenue in front of the Whitney Museum at 75th street, New York City

Taking orders

A vendor on the phone in his newsstand on 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City.

A vendor on the phone in his newsstand on 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York City.


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens

A Vendor’s Domain

A Newsstand at Columbus Circle in New York City

A Newsstand at Columbus Circle in New York City


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

The Lychee Vendor

A fruit vendor in China Town, New York City

A fruit vendor in China Town, New York City


East China Town, in the shadows of Manhattan Bridge, is a wonderful neighborhood for buying cheap and exotic vegetables and fruits from street vendors like this.
Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

The Waiting Game

Newsstand at the 66th street Broadway subway station in New York City

Newsstand at the 66th street Broadway subway station in New York City


The vendor waits for a customer while the commuter waits for a train at the Lincoln Center subway station on 66th st. and Broadway, New York City.
Olympus E-p2 with a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

The Vendor

A newsstand on 72nd street and Broadway in New York City

A newsstand on 72nd street and Broadway in New York City


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Street Sweets

An alternative to hot-dogs or gyros - Street Sweets; seen on Fifth Avenue and 83rd street, New York City.

An alternative to hot-dogs or gyros – Street Sweets; seen on Fifth Avenue and 83rd street, New York City.


I recently noticed this new food truck called Street Sweets near the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and was attracted to the design and colors.
Taken with the Olympus OM-1 and a Zuiko 50mm f1.4 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC film.

Outdoor Cooking New York Style

Street vendor's food cart, Central Park West, New York City.

Street vendor’s food cart, Central Park West, New York City.


It’s always amazing to see New York City food vendors in action. The skill some of these guys have in cooking up the most amazing foods on these small, but ingeniously equipped carts is astounding. I found this one on Central Park West in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Taken with my Canon G9.

Hot dog on a cold night

Hotdog stand on West 53rd street in New York

Hotdog stand on West 53rd street in New York


Catching up with some film shots I took a while ago. Here is another example of low-light photography with the legendary Olympus Trip 35 with the Zuiko 40mm f2.8 lens shot on Fuji Superia 400. Taken on West 53rd street in front of the MoMA. The Trip with 400 ISO film never fails in low light. Just put it on manual f2.8 and snap.