My first street portrait was born out of curiosity more than any photography.
Almost every day on my way to work, I'd pass this distinguished looking man standing on the side of the road, waving a tree branch. For what seemed like years, I wondered who he was and what was his story.
One afternoon, curiosity got the best of me. I pulled over, got out the car and went to start a conversation.
Without knowing it, I was employing the techniques for taking a great street portrait — a healthy curiosity and willingness to make a friend.
In the last 12 years, my curiosity led me to photograph many strangers who became almost like friends before the photos were done, It's almost down to a system now — a system I teach during my NYC Street Photography workshop.
In three of New York City's picturesque neighborhoods, we will use techniques perfected since that day I met Moses 12 years ago.