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“New York City Moments: Everyday Life in the Subway, Parks and Streets,”  by Paul Matzner. 

Published by Paul Matzner Photography in conjunction with Blurb (2011); available at: New York City Moments

What is the essence of New York? That fabulous Manhattan skyline? The hustle and glare of Times Square? The stateliness of the Statue of Liberty? While New York is many things to many people, at its core, of course, NYC is all about its people…probably the most diverse cast of characters of any American city, and a lot of them! Milwaukee photographer Paul Matzner channels his inner Elliot Erwitt (Gary Winogrand? Robert Frank?) in capturing these 103 images that effectively remind viewers that they’re not in Kansas (or Milwaukee!) anymore. These are slices of life that capture the variety, occasional mundaneness and frequent wackiness of the Big Apple’s inhabitants.  Yes, they are different than the rest of us, and Paul Matzner has assembled a refreshing photographic glance at their world.

reviewed by phh