Matt Shepherd

A date with NY

Posted by Matt Shepherd on 31 March 2016 | 0 Comments

People often talk about an escape back to nature but a few rare times in life we're faced with a desire to delve deep into the guts of a city and surround ourselves with our kind.

Last year I spent time in South America filling my lungs with the freshest oxygen while hiking atop the Andes but in a stark contrast I found myself shortly afterwards spending five days in New York City - where there's 8.5 million people and everyone's anonymous.

Walking the streets and riding subways at all hours made it clear that my attempt to get to know a city of this magnitude with all her stories is impossible in a few short days.

With a background in landscape and underwater photography, street photography was a new realm for me but what greater environment to capture time and history in than New York? Time waits for no man and this was made evident when, at after midnight, the cogs of the city are still turning. My days were repetitive - sleep, eat, drink, and walk the pavements, but each day the city teased me with another side to her which became addictive and I wanted more, but that will have to wait until next time.