“When I moved to New York, I was completely overwhelmed, overstimulated, and anxious. I loved every second of it. (...) I used the camera to distill the chaos and overwhelming nature of New York into something that I could understand and process." – Jonat
Being in the right place at the right time is an understatement for photographer Jonathan Higbee. His amazing collection of visual serendipity on the streets of New York City are masterful and certainly require a split-second recognition of crazy good juxtapositions. Anthology Editions has just released his book, Coincidences. Tomorrow night he will have a book signing at the Aperture Bookstore and Gallery,Tuesday, November 5, at 6:30pm, 547 West 27th Street, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001.
I think this is great for a couple of reasons. First the leading player in the Twitter photo space twitpic is a total ripoff for photographers. When you use it you are giving them the right to sell your photos through some fine print in the TOS. Many people don’t read TOS agreements and twitpic doesn’t really advertise or clearly disclose that they can screw you over and steal your rights.
Using his Leica like a shotgun fired from chest level, the wide angle of his lens gathered information wholesale as he navigated the crowds attempting to work without notice. Usually zeroing in on one or two subjects within his direct path, the photos also collected information on the periphery that often prove more interesting and unexpected.