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 am a street photographer because I love capturing the extraordinary, subtle elements of the human condition, often dismissed as being mundane. As a scene unfolds, I look for the almost-visceral moment that reflects the poetry, irony, sadness or humor of everyday life. My work is candid, intuitive and spontaneous. What you see is what I saw and felt when I pressed the shutter release. I invite viewers to seek out narrative threads that lend perspective to how people interact with each other and their surroundings. How light, shadow, gesture and motion combine to convey a mood or tell a story.

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