Since 2009, I have been photographing the feet in New York City. You really cannot get around the massive square footage of this place without 'em. I always find myself wondering about the people belonging to the feet - who are you, where are you going, and why?

If I don't get the chance to ask, I usually just make up the details. These are real people, imagined stories.
Since 2009, I have been photographing the feet in New York City. You really cannot get around the massive square footage of this place without 'em. I always find myself wondering about the people belonging to the feet - who are you, where are you going, and why?

If I don't get the chance to ask, I usually just make up the details. These are real people, imagined stories.

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway," said John once. #cowboy #merica #saddle #saddleshoes #western #fashion #johnwayne #theysayheneversaidthat #youknowhedid #horse #rider #fear #courage #backinthesaddle

Earl wondered, “What good are we doing ourselves existing at a level of consumerism that does not allow us to be self sufficient in any way?”

And Chapman argued, “Well, humans have always relied on something made by something else to survive. How is that any different?”


And the stranger said, “Things haven’t really changed. Your question is really about perceived quality of life.”


#elevatortalk #17floors #strangerwisdom #elevator #commute #work #mondays #pondertheuniverse #nyif #nyc #deepthoughts #consumer #selfsufficient #survivalist #makeitwork #tooearly

Arthur loves Jurassic Park and still, to this day, believes that if you stand very still the velociraptors cannot see you. #jurassicpark

"I could really use some Jimmy Buffett right now," she said.

"But we just ate." She didn’t respond.


Lana is very serious about Jimmy Buffett.

@jimmybuffett you’re always there when I need you. #changesinattitude #islandlife #music #soulfood #home #wintertospring #guitar #song #singer #musician #american #hero #mta #subway #NYC #NYiF

It’s not how much you pay for it that matters, it’s what you do with it that adds value. #nofilter #bowling #shoereturn #bowlingshoes #arcade #bank #ballin #shoes #shoerental #rent #pay #buy #lanes #dough #makemoneymoneymakemoneymoneymoney #weouthere #dollaz #lights #prettylights #heightenedsenses #bumpers #cantbuymelove #dancing #strike #spare #win #wining #friends

"We should meet."
“Yes, but are you going to dress like that?”
“Indubitably.”
#hipstertalk #nyc #hipster #brooklyn #LTrain #commute #nyc #meat #socks

One cold foot. #pennstation #lonelysoleseries #shoesinhighplaces #guestphotog @neatwhiskey care of @mrsneatwhiskey

On a regular basis, Stacy wonders how many time she’s been captured by the Google Street View car. She estimates at least 20 and advises, “So, you should never leave the house without your hair done.” #southernwoman #hairdo #google #streetview #captured #oncamera #street #makeup #hair #heels #lepoardprint #blurrynightseries #tattoo #out

The first marathon ever was run by a messenger, Pheidippides, from the city of Marathon to Athens to tell the news of the war in 490 B.C. He probably didn’t have GU, port-o-potties or the “perfect playlist”. No wonder the legend says that upon delivering his message he collapsed and died. #runchat #overheardwhilerunning #cantrunwithouttheboss @nyrr #howmuchfarther #NYCHalf #tired #lemmeborrowthosepants #neon #trainers #shoes #sneakers #NYC #run #running #greece

There will be some running going on in NYC this weekend. Please keep our hands inside the vehicle at all times. @nyrr #NYCHalf #running @fredsteammskcc Model credit: @malcolm816

"ORV…bullet holes the size of matzoh balls!" #goonies #neversaydie

It’s those times when you look around and think “What am I doing?” “How did I get here?” “Where the hell am I going?” that Dan bakes a mac-n-cheese casserole, slaps together a bologna sandwich and watches Family Matters re-runs. It’s the little things that remind you of who you really are. Thanks to #guestphotog @malcolm816 for the snap. #bologna #familymatters #sandalswithsocks #thisisntevenflorida #nyc #mta #subway #hotmess or #genius #macncheese #comfortfood #home #homesickblues #homesick #goals #believe

Public crying happens a lot on New York City streets and it doesn’t phase anyone. Tamara is no stranger to this phenomenon. In fact she’s become a master. If something is upsetting her, she lets the feelings out but keeps on walking. She is, in fact, having feelings. It’s just that she also has some place to be. That’s how she and Myron became friends. He bothered to stop and ask her if she was ok. #publiccrying #tears #nyc #streetetiquette #rulesoftheroad #stranger #friend #wereallinthistogether

The lights went down in the theatre and the fog crept over her tiny frilled feet in the front row. She remembers now - it smelled like baking cookies. When the curtain lifted, she took a startled breath and held the sweet scent in. The play began. #brigadoon #musicaltheatre #firsttime #childhood #memories #lace #frills #socks #mta #nyc #magic

Trencha keeps her quarters stacked in neat 5 dollar rows. The Coin Star Coin Counter is her friend, but only on lazy days when she doesn’t have the energy to fold her coins in the paper sleeves provided by her corner bank teller, Carl, who always has a smile for her. She often feels nervous that Carl will see her using the Coin Counter and feel abandoned, jealous, or hurt by her treachery.


On lazy days, she wears sunglasses and a hat to the bank.


#dontaskdonttell #bank #teller #loyalty #brandloyalty #coincounter #sparechange #incognito #shades #sunglasses #hat #quarters #bankroll #friend #smile #avoideyecontact #truth #lazy #throwinshade