42nd Street: Idiosyncrasies of an iconic thoroughfare


Offered by: Phil Penman (Leica Fotografie International winner and featured amongst “the 52 most influential street photographers in the world”)

$500 for entire experience

up to 3 people

approx. 3 hours

Street photography

Join a renowned street photographer and LFI winner as he takes you on an experience that explores the everyday and commonplace in an iconic NY street, yet lends to compelling and out-of-the-ordinary visuals

  • 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

NYC visitors or locals interested in street photography or Midtown Manhattan scenes. Also ideal for someone wanting to learn about the Leica rangefinder system

  • 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

Additional information

Meeting point

Recommended equipment
Camera and a couple of lenses , wide angle to small telephoto zoom .

Activity level

Important Notes
Bring a laptop if you like and we can go over the images together and go through the thought process of what makes our final image.

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