When Italian photographer Stefano Lemon first visited the City in 2010 and started walking around, he realized he should never get out without his camera in hand. After moving to Brooklyn in 2012, Lemon was able to hit the streets almost everyday, “constantly aroused, searching for the perfect moment to catch.”
Stefano captures the street whenever he can, dividing his time between self-assigned personal projects and design commissions from creative agencies.
The young photographer was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about his background and his NYC street photography series.
How did you start with photography?
I started with photography without reasons. I just wanted to freeze the frame and the moment for myself, for my memories. I want to surf the life out there: the frenzy, the unexpected. Street photography is coping with an everyday struggle and every shot is a real trophy: this is what keeps me wired.
How do you choose your subject matter?
My curiosity leads me to discover the essence and the flavor of the everyday: the crowded deli around the corner, the yelling homeless, the traffic, the people, the open roads. The deeper you go the better pictures you take, that’s what I’m looking for. Street photography is like a “big trip” into the situations you’re dealing with during your whole life.
What’s your favorite part of NYC to capture?
Basically Brooklyn but New York is so unpredictable that you can’t focus just on a single area. New York is a tropical jungle that show me her craziness everyday.
Check out his portfolio to buy prints, or to view more photography and video projects Stefano Lemon is working on.
Submitted via Viewing NYC Tips