There are some places that I avoid in Manhattan like the plague. In no particular order, these places includes Times Square, Columbus Circle and the Lincoln Tunnel, just to name a few. While two of the aforementioned three can be quite photogenic during certain parts of the day, there’s just something about these places that turn them into an uncivilized circus that adds to its mildly chaotic charm. After having been photo-bombed by the Naked Cowboy last year, I swore I would never return to Times Square ever again. Too many people, too many distractions = very distracted subjects who “may” become overwhelmingly self-conscious about the whole kissing/hugging thing while thousands of people are watching.
“The only way I would ever return to Times Square…” I told Karina and Nick, “…is if the whole place were empty. And the only time it’s ever empty is 3am in the morning.”
“Let’s do it!” they responded excitedly.
And who was I to deny them of such an awesome twilight adventure into the city?
And quite honestly, it was absolutely worth it.
And because the sun rises over Brooklyn, we headed over to South Street Seaport to round off their morning.
Don’t let my 100 layers of clothes fool you. This WAS taken in May, and it was 40Â° that morning!
Many thanks to Karina and Nick for going on this crazy adventure with yours truly, and for agreeing to such a preposterous idea in the first place :). And I can’t wrap this post up without giving a humongo shout out to our newest team member Chris, who not only assisted us earlier that evening with Nancy and Al‘s engagement session in Queens, but also agreed to come out again in the middle of the night for round 2 with these awesome folks! You guys are all amazing beyond words. Hope you guys enjoyed these as much as we enjoyed creating them :).
It’s Friday here at HQ, and we’ve got a weekend full of camera-click’n!
Hope you guys are enjoying the last days of “Spring” :).
Ben & Karis