- November 01, 2021
- 6 min to read
An Interview with Anthony Danielle, Street Photographer From New York
Anthony Danielle, better known as @takinyerphoto, built his reputation as a street-style photographer by sharing candid Instagrams of fashionable New Yorkers. He was recently named one of four “Best of Instagram Street Photography” accounts by Forbes, had photos featured in the New York Times Fashion Blog, and also featured on Instagram's blog in 2012.
What is the one thing you wish you knew when you started taking photos?
I’m still learning about this photography thing, so I would say expect to never really have this hobby mastered.
Why do you take photos? What inspires you?
Living in New York City is a pretty good reason to take photos. The ebb and flow of the city and it’s inhabitants keep me pretty inspired.
Which photographers influenced you, and how did they influence your thinking, photographing, and career path?
Legends of photography have inspired me - Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, and of course Bill Cunningham.
What do you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that?
My intention when I go out to shoot is to always capture the present moment. The only way to do that is to click the shutter button.
What technology/software/camera gear do you use?
I’m using my iPhone SE for 98% of my photography. I have a Canon 6D that is usually equipped with a 17-40Lmm when I’m feeling fancy or shooting for a client.
How do you choose what you are going to shoot?
I never really choose, it’s just people, places, and things that are a part of whatever the day crosses with my path.
What kind of tools do you use for post processing?
Explain your work flow. I use Instagram for 98% of my editing, usually some straightening, highlight and shadow adjustment, sharpening, throw a filter on it and voila you have art.
Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?
I get this question a lot, it really depends on the day. This is one of my favorites though:
What was the most curious story behind your photograph?
Nothing really curious here, I always love when somebody finds somebody that they know in my photos though. I like to send that person a copy of their photo.