My photography revolves primarily around public spaces and the people that occupy those spaces. I love beautiful architecture and cityscapes. I’m infinitely fascinated by human behavior and how each individual understands and manages their existence. So I’m perfectly content to photograph each of these subjects in their own right, but I’m always looking to combine them in one way or another. New Yorkers have a particularly peculiar relationship with our physical surroundings. We don’t simply tolerate the noise and crowdedness of the spaces we move within, many of us relish being in the midst of this hive. Yet we go out of our way to seek out quiet spaces. Quiet spaces in New York are precious. The young man pictured below found his quiet place and I am convinced that it served him well.