Viewfinder | Rachel Citron

Rachel Citron on photographing quirky New York.

Zoo Bench

“This, in a nutshell, is my New York. Quirky, unexpected, crowded…The image was taken during one of my many walks through Central Park last spring.”

“My photography routine always seems to begin the same way – I start out going to the most populated places, become entirely overwhelmed/disenchanted within minutes and end up finding scenes like this one on a barren side street. This image was taken on East 23rd Street across from the FDR.”

The Funky Chicken

“This is part of an ongoing personal project capturing the grotesque and gorgeous but always whimsical world of where I was raised – the suburbs of New Jersey. This particular image depicts a mural for a Mexican Restaurant in Montclair, N.J. juxtaposed with a childhood friend idling in traffic below.”

Invisible Man

“Growing up, my family spent every summer on Cape Cod. The family joke became that when in the presence of beauty: sunset on the beach, a pristine lake view, etc. I would immediately turn in the opposite direction and take a picture of the parking lot. This photo was no exception. In the presence of great art and impressive architecture at the Museum of Modern Art, I turned away from the Matisse and zeroed in on the security guard, my bird’s eye view of him alone in the steady stream of visitors.”

“We are all voyeurs…my attempt to catch this young man unaware was clearly foiled.”

Gallery Patron

“Taken during a gallery party at Milk Studios.”

Rachel Citron is a community contributor to The Local East Village.