New York Street Diaries
"New York Street Diaries" is an impressive illustrated book for all fans of the Big Apple. In it, Phil Penman shows the big city on the east coast of the USA from a side that is rarely seen, namely calm and tranquil. The pictures were taken partly during the great snowstorm and partly during the Corona Lockdown and are thus contemporary witnesses of the pandemic restrictions that completely turned our hitherto known world upside down.
Born in Great Britain, he has been photographing the streets of New York for well over two decades. He is known, among other things, for his photographs of famous personalities such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez or Bill Gates. When the biggest tragedy in New York's history shook the city on 11 September 2001, Phil Penman was on the spot and created unique time recordings of the events with his camera.
Penman knows how to capture the city in its most sensitive moments in an impressive way. He captures intimate moments in his black-and-white photographs and shows the people and streets of New York City far away from the hustle and bustle. The city life of the metropolis is presented so closely that some pictures inevitably evoke a smile in the viewer. Penman literally catapults his reader into the scene with a refreshing directness and one has the feeling of really being present.
The large-format and lavishly designed Coffee Table Book shows the best photographs by Phil Penman and should not be missing in any New York lover's home. Whether as a gift or simply for yourself, this coffee table book is so wonderful that you will hardly want to put it down.