People - Amateur

Newbie

Jim Lustenader
USA

Nominee

"Newbie"
Young taxi rider focuses on the big city, perhaps seeing New York for the first time; 2012

Biography: I took up street photography after visiting Paris, inspired by how Boubat, Doisneau, Kertesz and others captured the humor, sadness, beauty and irony of daily life. I look for the "click point," the visceral second that tells a story, reflecting how people interact with each other and their surroundings. Catching someone in an unguarded moment that lets viewers relate on a humanistic level is extremely satisfying -- there are few things more interesting than human nature in action.

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