Reflections on Manhattan

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Reflections on Manhattan

Plaza Hotel

Sunday Walk

The Ghosts of Soho

Grand Central Station

Upper East Side

Sixth Avenue

Central Park Jogger

This Land is Your Land



They’ll be no Sad Tomorrows

Strawberry Skies



Forbidden Photograph

Faces and Names


Quiet Conversations

Upper East Side Shoe

War is Not Healthy for Children and Other Living Things

Rockefeller Center

Times Square

Strawberry Fields Forever

Send Your Days to Me

Thinking Different in Soho

Traffic Cop


Ain’t a Gonna Work for Maggie’s Brother No More



Central Park Groundskeepers

And When I’m High

Central Park West

Soldiers of Fashion

Gramercy Park West

Times Square Alliance

I Might Like You Better if we Slept Together

I Love You Mark


300 Madison Avenue


Time After Time

Fred Rodgers

14th Street Station

Public Art

Dog Park

East 42nd Street

Bleeker and Barrow

Air Conditioners


Kenneth Cole, What’s Your Fashion Statement?

When I’m 64

You’re Gonna Carry that Weight


Tall Buildings



And She’s Making Me Feel Like I’ve Never Been Wrong

Gary Roverino and the Atomic Punks


Sex and Violence

Whispering Words of Wisdom

Sak’s & Company

Rainy Day Woman


Push the Little Daisies and Make Them Come Up

Gramercy Park South



Central Park Sun

Not for Profits

Cigar Store Indian


Two Hour Parking

Central Park, Upper East Side

Cab Ride to Tribeca


Sister Golden Hair

Martinis for Two

Madison Square Garden



New York Strut

Dean and Deluca

Library Hallway


Subway, Circa 1970

Next to Nobu


Young Republicans

She Who Must Be Obeyed

Self Portrait

Central Park Morning

New York Stories


Lamp Post and Traffic Light

Inspirational Cover





New York Public Library Exterior

New York Public Library Interior


Central Park March for Breast Cancer


Making Love

More Ghosts of Soho

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


Mr. Teeth

Movie Still

Don’t Block the Box

Norman Vincent Peale

Modest Mouse

In the Middle of Investigation

For Every Generation There’s a Gap

Overhead Central Park Morning

El Grafico

Engine 23

Essex House

F Train

Commodore Criterion

Meet Miss Subway

Village Voice

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129 Replies to “Reflections on Manhattan”

  1. Hi Thomas, I’ve discovered your blog these very moments and I’ve decided to hurry up in sending you all my happiness because I’ve bumped into your work. Great, it’s fantastic: I love street photography and I absolutely have to visit NYC one day and hope to stay as long as I can.
    Again, huge stuff I’m seeing on your photoblog!

    stef –

  2. Photos say more than words and these are BRILLIANT!
    I was there and these photos show the very best of Manhattan in the finest artistic way.

  3. I love your beautiful photos. I have never been to manhattan, but you make it look so wonderful that I really must go.
    Thank you for showing these.

  4. My name is Fanny and I’m French. I have discovered your blog and It’s more than worlds. In french I only said “véritablement iréelle.Du grand art.”
    If you come to Paris, TAKES PHOTOS!
    Thanks for all, your art, your heart and your eyes.

  5. that’s great. colorful life, you took these fantastic scenery and moments. it’s pretty to live in a city like this… and wondering how u can post so much pictures on yr wed. incredible!

  6. Excellent photos – never been to NY, but hope to one day. You’ve captured it perfectly! Don’t stop.

  7. Bonjour,

    il n’y a que des commentaires en Anglais alors je vais la faire Originale en français.

    Je n’aime pas trop les USA pour leur président et leur politique extérieur. Mais je dois dire qu’ils ont énormément à montrer.
    Par exemple cette ville, et particulèrement Manhattan me passionne de plus en plus.

    Pour les photos, elles sont excellentes, Si j’y vais, je vous passerez les miennes.
    NONO – Belgium

  8. moi aussi je vais laisser un com en francais.Je suis tombée par hasard sur ce site et j’adore ces photos et tout particulièrement la ville de New York.Je crève d’envie d’y aller et certaines photos font vraiment rêver!!!bisous tlm

  9. et ben moi aussi je fais un commentaire originale !!! je suis tomber sur ce site au hasard je cherchais des photos de la 5° avenue et je suis tomber sur ce site !!! les phots son tres belles !!!

  10. i LOVE ny… tus fotos son LO MAXIMO for real… muestran la verdadera escencia de la ciudad de NY… muestra tu pasion por la fotografia y en realidad la belleza de esa ciudad… sigue asi de verdad son muy buenas las fotos!!!

  11. Nice pics! they are so colourful,even during rain.
    I will b in NYC from Oct 3 till Oct 12. Can’t wait! yay

    Adriaan, The Netherlands

  12. Thomas, This is beautiful work. I have been most everywhere you have shot and must say you did a great job capturing not just the image, but the feel. NYC is one of the few places in the world like that for me. I not only see the city, I feel it, if that makes any sense. Your pics provide that sense. Do you do any digital enhancement in photoshop? When I view “Central Park, Upper Eastside, full-size it appears to be digitally painted. This is a very, very cool look.
    Great Job!!!!

  13. Thankyou man these are beautiful, I’ve been havinga rough time lately been quite depressed but these pictures really made me feel better ina strange way. thankyou!

  14. Hello!
    I love your photographs.
    I forever wanted to explore New York, and I felt your photos. I hope New York is as you portray them in your photographs.

    Your photos allow me to imagine.
    Nice work!

  15. I’ve never been in NY but have always dreamed of a visit if not of a life there so.. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR VIEW OF THE CITY WITH US!! KEEP WANDERING KEEP SHOOTING!!!

  16. Lovely pictures, when you view them, dont even need to comment, picture says it all.
    Thank you

  17. extremly impressed by your picutres, THEY ARE AMAZING!!!!! ill be checking out your site more often to see them!

  18. Seeing your pictures makes me realise how much i miss the place, booking a ticket for the new year. Great work

  19. G’day mate my name is Charli and IM an Aussie.
    Just wanted to let you know that these are some beaut pics! I’ve never been to America but am hoping to go sometime after I finish school.
    Keep up the fantastic work

  20. Wow. Absolutely beautiful work! I am biased because I really love NYC but this is really cool stuff! My favorites include:

    Don’t Block the Box
    Next to Nobu
    Air Conditioners
    Martinis for Two
    Central Park Groundskeepers

    – Tiia from Finland

  21. …i love NY so much!! i’m looking forward to coming to new york (at cristhmas)!!! my english isn’t perfect because i’m an italian girl….but in my heart i’m an american girl!!!
    the photos are WONDERFUL! don’t stop to make it!!

  22. I like it so much, I wonder if it’s photography or theft from someone’s memory… deeply touching.

  23. damn good pictures… here in the netherlands we love what you’re doing!within a year we go to NY to see it by ourself:) Thanks…

  24. hey! awesome NY pictures… I was looking for decoration for my Florida room, and since going to NY is a dream of mine, I’m gonna put them around in black and white! Keep up the excellent work!


  25. Wow. I am truely amazed. These pictures made remember why i lovednew york in the first place. Thhanks you. These are really great.

  26. absolutely beautiful. my friend you have a lovely eye. your photos have so much awareness in them. there are all most like confirmation that life exists in places other than the space that one occupies.

  27. Hi, I´ ve been looking at these interesting photos, and I took one for my blog-Imagine. As you may like to be my guest, and to see by yourself this photo in my blog, please, just take a look too.


  28. No jsou to pekne fota ale jak tam ziji tak musim z vlastni skusenosti rici ze to neni az tak super jak se to na tech fotkach jevi. Jo no proste spanelskuse nic nevyrovna a hlavne ne kanarum. Tak zatim Cao

  29. Ohh, New York is my fav town,
    and u showed me lot..i haven’t been there, cos I live in Europe, but one day i will be there for sure.

  30. poooo mew brother mto loko teu baguio ai massa mesmo curto pra caraio essa city mas ainda nao tive oportunidade de conhecer mas logo q de eu vo ai mano
    salve dimy hp
    09/01/06 lajeado/rs/br

  31. Hello!

    I’m French… And I can take a message in french!

    Je suis tombé sur votre site web en cherchant des photos prises par le satellite SOHO.
    Quelle merveilleuse surprise que de trouver d’aussi belles photos de Manathan… Un vrai régal!

    Je vous invite donc à continuer, car vos photos sont fabuleuses…

    Signed by a french

  32. These photos are brilliant! I’ve lived on the west coast my entire life (which, granted, is only 19 years, but still) and a couple of years ago, I went to Manhattan and fell in love with the place. I love your pictures because you show that optimism is not dead in the city. You have a true artist’s touch and I appreciate it. Thank you for sharing your view.


    (p.s. you should take pictures in Times Square so I can romanticize them.)

  33. Nice pictures!!!! Now i can’t say anymore that i’ve never been to the United States!!!! I love your pictures!

  34. hey!
    My name is Marie, i’m french. thanks for these wonderful pictures now I’m ready to live in new york because it seems to be a very magic city.

  35. hey Man !! I loved this pictures,i don’t know what say !! I’m from Brazil,and I have a dream,that is go to NY,walk in the central park,sixth avenue …beatiful photos !! casual photos,like in sixth avenue and the guy playing her guitar in the C. Park …congratulations !!

    I’ll tell about your blogger to my friends and family !!

    “nice to meet you” not really,but was like !

  36. ur pictures are really beautiful! I’ve been to New York 4 times and I’ve always woundered if anyone saw New York the way I did. Now I see that Im really not alone in the world. U did a really good job, their really awsome.

    ~Alex from Chicago

  37. Hi, I’m french and I ‘ve never been to NY but I hope I could visit it one day and your pictures make me more impatient. Thanks. Ses photos donnent vraiment une belle image de la ville, certaines sont très artistiques. Bravo!

    David –France (Basse-Normandie)

  38. Thankyou very much for these great pictures! I will be visiting NY, in a couple of weeks and you have made me even more excited.

  39. what a pix collection! congrats! u made me fell as my eyes were around manhatan again! nice light captures! keep going! you may be going towards your best shot ever! do you want to see the my best shot? take a look at:
    my personal online album.
    this especial one is a spoon full of inspiration! such a joy. let me know what you thought about the picture from the link up here:
    ciao ciao!

  40. Amazing pictures you take from that beatiful city called New York, I loved it when I was ter and I loved your pictures, they just bring me down all the memories. They’re perfect.

  41. Greetings from Singapore.
    Beautiful images. Truly inspiring.
    You make me wanna pick up my camera and take photos again. 🙂

  42. You really get these people, thier characters… love the strawberry skies pic. i went to new york last year, and found it kind of fake… but i think i need to look a bit harder.

  43. you are so talented! i’ve never been to NY but i think i would love it there! (thanks for giving me some ideas also:))

  44. i find that, with the exception of a few photographs, you have the talent of a student in highschool.

  45. HI Thomas

    Really a good one!!! I enjoyed the whole lot of it !!!! Hoping to visit NYC in the near future.


  46. Quel merveilleuses photos ! Honnetement, je suis française mais je rêve de venir visiter les États Unis et particulierment New York. Cette ville représente beaucoup de chose pour moi pourtant, je n’y suis jamais allée mais je suis attiré par ces quartiers, ces ruelles si bien illustrées par ces superbes clichés de Manhattan ! Ma préféré est sans aucun doute celle de Manhattan in the morning !

    Tis is a great blog, I love New York and finding these photos was a great thing !

  47. These photographs are amazing. I was astounded by the creativity you found in everyday life. I am not an art critic or conniseur in any form or fashion, but I do know what I like, and I loved these. I just chanced upon them on the internet by searching on Google and found one of your photos. I am glad I did. Wonderful, fantastic, touching.


  48. These photographs are amazing. I was astounded by the creativity you found in everyday life. I am not an art critic or conniseur in any form or fashion, but I do know what I like, and I loved these. I just chanced upon them on the internet by searching on Google and found one of your photos. I am glad I did. Wonderful, fantastic, touching.


  49. I have to say that all your pictures are absolutly amazing! I can even feel the energy of new york in everysingle photo and that is quite exciting.

  50. i love the vibrant colours! your work gave me a taste of nyc 🙂
    Viv, United Kingdom

  51. Loved your photos. Visited New York in September 2004. Went EVERYWHERE! Loved the John Lennon memorial. Empire State Building, 5th Avenue. EVERYTHING! Even bought bracelets from Tiffany’s!

  52. Loved your photos. They are so natural. Visited New York in September 2004. Went EVERYWHERE! Loved the John Lennon memorial. Empire State Building, 5th Avenue. EVERYTHING! Even bought bracelets from Tiffany’s!

  53. Beutiful photos and thanx for posting them. US is such a beutiful place. But I Still love city Johannesburg and my country South Africa. But one day I promise to visit New York and Carlifonia.

  54. I’ve only got one word for your photos: WOW! I live in NYC and love it, but after seeing your work, I love it even more!

    Elske *-*

  55. Your pics are very good. I like them all.And also they reminds me at our vacation in the states. Thank you

  56. hi i`m chilean … forgive my english…. but i love NY i go there every time i can….
    Chile is a great country but we don`t have cities like NY… and I think there is not other country with a citie like this….
    congratulations for this page i like every pic….

  57. Hi!!
    We are italians and we meet your NY photoblog randomly on internet.
    We hope to visit NY as soon as possible, in particular in the next year for our WEDDING!!
    Your photoblog made us fall in love for the “Big Apple”.

    Sara e Francesco

  58. wonderful pictures! I am in love with this city since 5 years, and so happy to go to NY for 2 months in two weeks! I’ll take many pictures and I’ll go to the NY library she’s just magic…
    thanks for those dream pictures

  59. I lived in New York my whole life. I grew up in Queens and did not really discover Manhattan until I was about 20. For the past 25 years my line of work has taken me all over Manhattan, uptown, downtown, eastside and westside sometimes all in one day. Your photos helped me relive how I felt when I first started to explore and discover this place. Wow the memories…..

    Loved the photos

  60. Wow all your pictures are really something else but my favorite is the Subway, Circa 1970 . i love it

  61. Hi THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHOWING YOUR PICTURES!! I think there amazing.. wud you mind if i used some for my gcse art work because i wud love to use them for insperation!!

  62. arriving New York 6 June – on Queen Mary – a once in a lifetime journey and your pictures make it seem even more of a dream I CAN’T WAIT to see how it compares to London – a Tale of Two Cities?

  63. magniphique
    ces splendides photos m’ont donner l’irresistible envie d’aller habiter New York .
    un reve de plus à atteindre .
    Merci pour ce voyage pictural ^^ .
    bravo c’est superbe .

  64. great pictures i loved them all . you have great tallent .
    modest mouse is a great band ,they should use tat picture of yours as a album cover.

  65. Hello, thanks for these nice photos! I love these kind of moments of real life…
    gyula tompos from hungary

  66. Your photos are really beautiful!
    I really appreciate how you’ve captured those lovely instances in normal day to day moments!
    Love them!!

  67. Beautifully captivating work fallowed up with creative headings…can’t really ask for more.
    Great Job!

    ‘Making Love’ = Irony

  68. niektóre z tych zdj?? s? swietne. Potrafisz znale?? ?wiat?o, przestrze? i ludzi. to pi?kne fotografie, mamnieco inne wyczucie kadru ale bardzo mi si? podobaj?.

  69. hey thomas!
    my name is vibe,i’m 17 years old and i come from Denmark! i can’t describe how i feel when i saw your picturs. They are so fantastic. i don’t know what to say. You are amazing..


  70. Wow!
    Your photograghy of art is just simply amazing. Everyone of your pictures had its own personal touch. great work! My name is Christine and im 15 years old.Ive always loved photograghy,this coming up year in school im taking it. And by seeing what you have captured on camra, its such an insperation to me!

  71. I like America & Americans also but not all but i pray to my Allah(swt) that Bush gets assasinated soon and America becomes poor.

  72. Hi. I’m a photographer from Poland. I think that NYC is very exciting place.

    I like Your photos but I think You should take care aobut “art-side”

    Look at photos with air condishining. There is somethig beautiful because is ambigous.

    I like when reality picture makes abstract picture on photos.
    When good frame is full of shadows and some strange paterns with deeps.

    If You want to read it’s my adress:

  73. Hey,

    I came back from new york yesterday. It was great! And i love youre photos!

    Ga zo door!!!

  74. real nice, go to stockholm and do the same thing, i promise you, it will be worth it.


  75. wow. “naked” is amazing. love it. i don’t know jacksquat about photography, but your pictures really convey the unspeakable experiences.

  76. This is precisely the kind of photography I’ve always enjoyed. People in their lives. I like your eye. You have to get in there and take risks to capture images such as this.

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