NYC through a lens: Honest street photography of the Big Apple by Shaquel Munroe

in Inspiration / Photography

If you've not yet had the chance to grace the streets of New York, then get those flights booked, grab your camera and head over to the city that never sleeps. Follow in the footsteps of Canadian photographer Shaquel Munroe who recently visited the Big Apple and added these beautiful street portraits to his growing portfolio.

Wandering the many streets, Munroe has a knack for spotting the unusual – whether it be architecture or people at nighttime or during daylight hours; he really captures the pace and energy of everything this fine metropolis has to offer. From the Lower East Side to Midtown and Tribeca to Chelsea... From street level to being right up in the clouds... Munroe devours it all.

Working as a freelancer and specialising in creative photography, the Toronto-based creative discovered a passion for taking pictures back in 2013, using only his smartphone. It wasn't until the following year that he purchased his first camera and started to teach himself how to use it. In 2015, he upgraded to professional camera equipment and has been continuing to learn and grow ever since. He remarked: "Photography has become a huge part of my life. I always strive to get the best quality out of whatever I’m attached to and I try to demonstrate that though my photos."

If you love the style of Munroe's photography, then check out his website at shaqvel.com. Not surprisingly, he's incredibly popular on Instagram where he shares beautiful street photography, not just in New York and Toronto, but from cities all over the world. Check him out!

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