Amazing Candid Photographs Capture People On The Streets Of New York City In The 1980s

New York in the 1980s was a very different city, from pre-Disney Times Square to graffiti-scarred subways to the vibrant but ungentrified sections of Manhattan to the ruins of the South Bronx to the pre-9/11 World Trade Center.

Photographer Steven Siegel has been capturing the life and times of New York City for the past 30 years. His images are sometimes warmly nostalgic, sometimes deeply disturbing and sometimes simply a revelation of how much New York has changed in just a few decades.

“Photography for me is much more than the act of ‘taking pictures.’ I use photography as a way of literally opening my eyes to the surrounding world… and that particular perspective carries over to even when I’m not photographing…

“The act of photographing forces you to live in the present and concentrate on “the here-and-now”… a very good thing in and of itself… Others achieve this through meditation and religion….Photography is a way of achieving this state of mind… and be creative at the same time… a great “two-fer”!”

More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es
















































(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Photo of the Day: Gone with the Wind
Amazing Black and White Photographs Capture Scenes From Venice Beach In The 1970s And ’80s
Artist Used Neural Network To Create These Portraits
#decay_nation: Abandoned Germany By Markus Ecke Wie Kante
Professional Ballerina Documents Her Pregnancy in Photo Series ‘Ballet Beautiful’
Adam Opris Photography on Mermaid Brides Bring Another Perspective to Underwater Brides
Ready To Escape Whenever You Are: Moody And Cinematic Street Photography By Billy Dee
Travel to Esco, An Abandoned Village In Spain
Close Up
The “Surrealistic Pillow” Project
Beautiful ’60s Fashion Photography by Henry Clarke
Breathtaking Rooftop Shots From Skyscrapers Of Shanghai By Oliver Shou
Photographer Hanabi Taikai Captures The Beauty Of Fireworks In Japan
Mask Project by Lala Roe
Gun Series Project by Toronto-based Photographers
Muslim Lolita Fashion Is A New Trend Inspired By Japan
This Couple Made The Most Epic Star Wars Engagement Shoot Ever
Spider Wins in New Lockdown Wildlife Photo Competition 2020
Photographer Discovered An Abandoned Doctor’s House Filled With Creepy Things
A Snapshot Explosion Of Big Hair And Boozing In The 1980s
"The Agony & The Ecstasy": Wild Photos Of Young Lovers Getting Off With One Another In The 1990s
Inspired By H.P. Lovecraft, This Bizarre Photography Series Is About The Global Problem Of Water Pollution
Tokyo Bloggers Gallery
Natural Beauty Photo Series Challenges Restricting Female Body Hair Standards
Photographer Captures Stunning Overhead Shots Of An Island In Finland During All Four Seasons
30 Captivating Historical Photographs Which You Need To See
Fantastic Aerial Photos of Beautiful Botswana by Zack Seckler
Photo of the Day: A Man and His Rooster
Japanese Photographer Captures Breathtaking Shots of Shrine in A Swirling Sea of Fireflies
Daredevil Photographer And A Storm Chaser Captures Stunning Pictures Of Natural Disasters