Anyone who has taken his or her camera out in the streets know just what it is about the city that makes it worth standing or walking for hours, waiting to capture the best snaps. If you’re looking for some street photography inspiration, take a look at some fascinating photos of New York City taken by Paul McDonagh in the 1960s – 70s.
The streets are rife with many interesting people, events, places, and coincidences — they have always been. If there’s anything we can discern from all the street photographs we’ve been seeing around the world whatever the era, it’s energy — only in varying degrees.
New York City has always been described as a bustling metropolis where so many things are happening and so many interesting personalities are waiting to be captured by eager street photographers. The photos shot in New York some 40 to 50 years ago by Paul McDonagh for his first series as a photographer zooms in on these snap-worthy and even quirky differences happening around the city back then. Take a look a some selected snaps from “New York City 1968 – 1972” below:
Head over to a feature on Slate to find out more about Paul McDonough and his insights on his first collection.