Step Into The Frame

by Umbrage SOURCE Photo Of The Day

Photographer Paul McDonough arrived in New York City in 1967 with a 35mm camera.

Paul also had an entrée, through childhood friend Tod Papageorge, to the photography workshops and social networks of street photographer Garry Winogrand. Emerging from an early career as a studio easel painter, McDonough found photographing on the streets of New York liberating: “It satisfied my sketching impulses… I learned to carry a camera everywhere, all the time, loaded with 400-speed film.” McDonough’s first monograph, Paul McDonough: New York Photographs 1968 – 1978, was published in November 2010 by Umbrage Editions, in conjunction with an exhibition at Sasha Wolf Gallery. Many find themselves inserted in these images.

Photo credit: Paul McDonough