Lopez in Lens


Joseph Michael Lopez, 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue, 2014

Joseph Michael Lopez is a New York photographer whose dramatic images recently featured on the New York Times photo blog, Lens.

Lopez divides his time between commissioned editorial work and longer-form photojournalism but there is no mistaking his intense imagery for documentary photography. He shoots on grainy film, ramps up the contrast and looks for contrasty light.

Joseph Michael Lopez’s photography is fundamentally about his New York. He presents street scenes, people and everyday objects without any semblance of objectivity.

To see how his singular imagery works in a published, editorial context, see this link on his website.

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Joseph Michael Lopez, Union Square 2013