I am a New York based photographer and gravitate toward the human form.  I am currently focusing on street photography, but also specialize in performance, portraiture, sports and headshots.  Of course, I have some other themes that I play with as well.


This series highlights people and characters of NYC encountered on my daily walk between Grand Central Station and 53rd and Broadway.  I shoot from the hip while walking to capture subjects caught in their own worlds.  Because I am photographing from the hip mid-stride typically dressed in traditional business attire, I become invisible.  This allows for me to acquire intimate moments or otherwise shots that would not be possible of people as they interact with their environment or with each other.  There is an intimacy I see in these subjects that I am trying to capture through my lens.

tortured fruit


Another project, which is quite a departure from the human form, is an ongoing still life series.  I have not titled it yet, though it is becoming known as the “Tortured Fruit” series.  The inspiration for this series is traditional old master still lifes.   To be frank, this is one of those series that I can’t really explain the motivation.  One day, I had an image in my head that I had to create.  There are a bunch more floating around that are still waiting to be realized.  This series is printed on polished aluminum.


Rough day: Breakfast
Rough day: Breakfast – First place, 2017 Westchester Amateur Photography Contest

Please see the gallery for more photos, or follow some of my images on flickr.   For inquiries about portraits, projects, prints, or for any questions – please contact me at bob@bobplotkin.com.