New Years Eve, 31 December.
Stanton Street, New York.

I like parties, but increasingly find myself skipping more than I attend. The reason: I’m a closet introvert. I tend to do well in situations were casual conversations are not necessary (for example, dances), although things change dramatically when I have camera my hand. When photographing parties, I try to be as spontaneous as possible. The setting, the people, the overall mood will always determine these things. It usually takes a while for partygoers to get used to me if they don’t know my style–I’m not big on that “stop! pose! cheese!” business; but you guys already know that ;). The flat where this New Year’s Eve party was held was quite large, but the common spaces were deceptively narrow, my perception become almost tunnel-visioned. I did not convert from colour in post; I made the decision early on in the evening to shoot exclusively in black and white.

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013

new years 2013