For those of you that don't know, Bruce Gilden is one of the most famous living street photographers out there. And he's got an extremely unique photography style.
Bruce prefers to inject himself into a scene, to pounce in real close with his camera and flash and to photograph people's reactions. The flash and expressions make the city seem almost like a harrowing place. It's a very interesting and bold style that is completely different from my own approach, but some of the photos he comes up with are extremely interesting.
The day I saw him I was walking to meet my brother at a tuxedo rental fitting around 42nd street. I brought my camera as I always do when I'm walking somewhere but wasn't paying much attention. Then out of the corner of my eye I noticed a man in a safari jacket running through the crowd. 'Holy shit that has to be Bruce Gilden I thought.' It happened so fast and I wasn't that prepared so I managed to take a blurry photo of him in action and a second sharp one of him after the fact. He moves so fast that the subject really has no chance to figure out what's happening until after the photo is taken. It's really an amazing and hysterical thing to see in person.
You can view his work here.