IF YOU SEE SOMETHING
by Dan Wagner
About the Book
If You See Something is a collection of photographs shot between September 2013 and January 2014 in and around New York City with a Kodak Instamatic camera.
This was my first camera, given to me on my eighth birthday. After many years as a photographer, I decided to revisit my roots by shooting with the camera that introduced me to photography.
It was liberating to shoot with such a simple camera that reduces picture making to the basics. If you see something: shoot. Displaying multiple frames side by side created surprising juxtapositions and transitions, which let me share how I see from one image to the next.
Composing a photo is a deliberate act that I have underscored by printing the area around each image. The flow from one image to the next is my unique signature that captures the way I see what's around me.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Large Square, 12×12 in, 30×30 cm
- Publish Date Jan 06, 2014
- Language English
- Tags Street Photography, New York City, Coney Island, Columbus Circle, Carle Place, Penn Station, Washington Square Park, Little Italy, Big Apple, New Years Day, Polar Bear Club, Brighton Beach, Time Sq, Instamatic, Kodak, Color, Film, Vintage, Retro, Experimental, Candid, Analog, Digital, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Soho, Tribeca, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Hicksville, Chinatown, Winter, Fall, Southstreet, Broadway, Subway
From the age of eight, when he received a Kodak Instamatic for his birthday, Dan Wagner has always been passionate about photography. Following his muse, Dan majored in photography in college. He subsequently assisted top shooters, opened a photo studio, and taught photography at FIT. His expertise runs the gamut to include fine art, advertising, corporate, editorial, event, and still life photography. Dan’s clients include Chubb Group, NYPD, FDNY, NBC Comcast, DuPont, MJHS, NSLIJ, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, numerous magazines and newspapers, as well as Fortune 500 companies. When not on assignment, Dan enjoys writing novels and articles, sailing, watching foreign films, hiking, travel, and most of all spending time with his family.