Leica Experiences: 42nd Street with Phil Penman – New York
Join renowned, New York street photographer Phil Penman on an experience that explores the everyday and commonplace in an iconic NY street, yet lends to compelling and out-of-the-ordinary visuals
Why take this experience
- See and take compelling images made out of the commonplace and every day at this busy crosstown street
- Refine your street photography eye and presence as you shoot all kinds of situations on 42nd street – some mundane, some extraordinary
- A walking visual tour from Hell’s Kitchen and the newly transformed skyline of the West Side to the UN Buiding all the way by the East River
- Shoot a variety of scenes, whether using iconic 42nd Street as a backdrop (Chrysler Building, NY Public Library, UN Building), or everyday people such as commuters, street vendors, office goers, people in costumes and tourists
- Interact and learn from Phil, a Leica Fotografie International winner and resident Leica expert on the rangefinder system
Who is this experience for?
NYC visitors or locals interested in street photography or Midtown Manhattan scenes. Also ideal for someone wanting to learn about the Leica rangefinder system.
Location: New York City
Participants: 1- person
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Activity Level: Medium
Exclusions: Travel to and from the meeting location, any beverages, local transportation
Gear Recommendation: Camera and a couple of lenses, wide angle to small telephoto zoom.
Meeting Point: TBD with instructor
Phil Penman comes from a tranquil corner of Dorset, England. He received his formal training in photography from the prestigious Berkshire College of Art and Design, and currently works as a freelance street photographer in New York. Phil’s versatility spans from shooting celebrities – such as Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez and Christopher Reeves, to covering the biggest entertainment and news stories. His work on the September 11th terrorist attacks is recognized worldwide.
Penman has spent the last 15 years cycling around in New York and documenting its broad spectrum of daily life, with an unerring instinct for capturing the timeless and the compelling, in seemingly ordinary scenes. His work has been exhibited at the Leica Gallery in NY and featured in Leica Fotografie International (LFI).
Phil travels across the world on assignments for a diverse range of publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, The Sun, and Daily Mirror in the UK, and USA Today and New York Post in America.