Random New York Street Portraits

Tom Erikson

There was something about the nature of New York that I discovered in this work and I have found a similar unique quality inherent in the Seattle images that I have begun to print recently in my San Francisco darkroom. I suppose I wanted to make a particularly "New York" portfolio when I started this project one year ago, but I didn't really go out of my way to approach "typical New Yorkers." I honestly had no agenda other than I wanted to capture a cross section of that day's New York population on film.