When I arrived in New York I created a tumblr account titled The New York Me. A year ago, I lived in the Bronx by Arthur Avenue and The Bronx Zoo. I also had a car and and drove to New Rochelle and White Plains regularly, and many of the older pictures are from that time.

A lot has changed in a year. As I inched closer and closer to Manhattan, the subjects in my pictures have changed. Pictures that I could once take during the day, I can now only take at night when the city is empty and the world feels like it’s mine.

I have more pictures coming, of the New York me I have now become. And as always, these are all original pictures I have taken as I continue to experience New York in many new ways.