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Happy New Year! January in New York City, Feat. Lunar New Year




Happy new year folks!

With January in the rearview mirror, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be spending the next three months in my hometown of Melbourne-Naarm, Australia. I can’t wait to soak up the last of the Aussie summer and hit the streets to capture some photos.

As much as I love New York City, the winter months can be a bit of a challenge for street photography due to the reduced daylight hours and frigid temperatures.

However, I’ve found that there’s something truly special about the light tunneling up 5th Avenue between midday and about 2 pm. The sun is low in the sky, which means it tends to hit people front-on and reduces the chance of harsh shadows on their faces that are typical during the summer months. And every now and then, a scattering of light clouds provides some beautiful diffusion.

Gong Xi Fa Cai

In other news, one of the highlights of my January was experiencing the start of the lunar new year/Chinese new year celebrations in Chinatown this year. It was a fantastic opportunity to capture some vibrant and festive images.

Gong Xi Fa Cai to all who celebrate! Here’s to a happy and prosperous year ahead.

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