Damon Pablo: NYC Street Photographer


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  • tracy morgan

    seeking authenticity isn't authentic. authenticity should be kismet.

    • http://twitter.com/MollyWest12th Molly Oswaks

      I don't think the implication is that he's seeking authenticity. I think it's something more along the lines of preserving it.

      • tracy morgan

        the second picture and the last picture are both okay.

  • nancy

    Amazing photographs

  • coney island/venice ca

    Nice work Damon Pablo!

  • Cassis

    Truly great photography that lets your heart stand still for a still moment.

  • Shari Lynn

    These are amazing shots. I agree with Molly; he goes where his heart takes him capturing authentic moments as they occur. It requires a talented eye to recognize those. Where to most, they are just people standing/sitting around, to Damon, they are captivating moments to be preserved.

  • Jane

    A breathtaking example of serendipity combined with a truly gifted eye. Gorgeous, memorable and often slightly haunting. Can't stop looking at these images over and over again!

  • TAS

    Whether he uses film or digital, Pablo seems to have a knack for capturing that perfect moment that transcends a “normal” moment, opens it up to see how magical each second of our lives actually are. And I like his approach with lenses and framing – an honored homage to the masters of street and journalistic photography over the last several decades.

  • Foto Fan

    Pablo manages to harness the energy of the “ordinary” moment and turn it into something extraordinary…
    Kubrick compositions sprinkled with the human spirit..

    A true artist.

  • castlewood

    A contemporary Andre Kertesz. Wonderfully evocative moments in time.

  • T-rex

    You have a good eye. Great composition. The pictures spark interest and then make them think about them for a moment longer- a hard task to get a viewer to do voluntarily.

  • Sam

    to me, all of these are great images of new york life, as well as general human solitude. Great pictures.

  • Cat

    Love this collection of stolen moments…beautiful Damon!

  • Charlotte Bradley

    I really love the photo of the older man in a wheelchair along with all the kids in strollers. What a great representation of the cycle of life. Wonderful! All your photos are excellent.

  • NYCGirl

    These are all beautiful. Love the amusement park especially!

  • Norman Warhall

    When are you going to be in a gallery? I must see the photos. Fantastic work.

    Will the photos be touring the US any time soon?

    Very Moving.

  • KP

    Truly amazing photos!! You have great vision and a loving heart, it shows in your photography. You inspire me.

  • jb

    These have a kind of timeless quality. At first I thought it was just the B&W but I think it's also the style and composition. The one with the wheelchair and strollers is great. And I like the fact that they're all poignant, but not posed and perfect.

  • erin

    These moments are so evocative. D, you are so very amazing. More, more, more!!!!! I love the two women by the window. There is such a sense of loss. Absolutely beautiful.

  • nathaniel

    I met Damon just before last winter, he photographed me in central park, as a photographer my self while he took the photos i attempted to invision what he might be seeing, becomeing then more conscious of what i was doing. I assumed what the shot might look like in the end. When he finally sent me the photograph i couldn't believe the gorgeous result unlike what i could have in-visioned in that moment. He is truly remarkable and since then ive been such a huge fan and have followed his work intently

  • Jason

    Great stuff! Inspiring. As a a native New Yorker misplaced on the west coast, this work rang true and produced an emotional response. Congrats!

  • Cori

    the contrasts are striking, all the more so because they're not posed. I lingered over each one.

  • KW

    Beautiful collection of images. You have a great talent for capturing thought provoking moments, much like Elliot Erwitt and the great Robert Frank. I hope to see these in a gallery someday.

  • Geelove

    these photographs are incredible ! you have a very talented eye. love it, D!

  • Ari M Cohn

    Beautiful work Poppa Bird!

  • Anna

    unadulterated photography is a rare find these days. damon pays tribute to this dying format. and i thank him for it.
    absolutely beautiful!

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