Leica ambassador photographer Phil Penman understands New York City as a “kind of living thing in itself”—a creature of unrelenting motion and metamorphosis and a thing of serendipitous beauty. For over two decades, he has kept his fingers on the pulse of the city, pounding the pavement on the frenzied streets as a portraitist of local personalities, fine art photographer documenting the sublime cityscape, and a paparazzo, chasing stars who circulate through the world’s greatest city from around the globe.
From undercover snaps of Michael Jackson to a high- speed race against law enforcement for Britney Spears, Penman’s personal anecdotes and unfiltered insights take readers behind the flashing lights, offering insider access into the mad-dash lives of the paparazzi. With years of hunting down the celebrity buzz all around New York City, Penman has also witnessed and documented all that the city has to offer, from its majestic urban geography to the colorful locals and their unapologetic idiosyncrasies. From the mundane to the sublime, the grime and glamour, Street profiles the citizens, celebrities, and the city itself with an artist’s eye, taking readers out to the center of the action in the city that never sleeps.
About the Author:
New York based photographer Phil Penman has documented the rapid flux of New York City’s streets for over 15 years. Born in the tranquil corner of Dorset, England, Phil studied photography at the Berkshire College of Art and Design before setting off to the United States to work for a celebrity news agency, photographing living legends such as Jennifer Lopez, Bill Gates, and Christopher Reeve. He currently travels across the world photographing assignments for a diverse range of clients, including the bestselling magazines People and Hello, The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Sun, and The Guardian, as well as USA Today and New York Post.
224 pages, 10 x 12”, Hardcover
243 four-color and black-and-white artworks