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Pei Ketron on Grandiose Buildings

Pei Ketron is a teacher and photographer based in San Francisco who spent most of the last year living, working and shooting in New York City. You can find more of her work here:

Pei Ketron

Pei Ketron

What first inspired you to start shooting in NYC and create an Instagram page?
I started using Instagram when it first came out, and I was living in San Francisco. I was already a photographer, and Instagram was the perfect place for me to share my iPhone images. Initially, I used it as a space to share random photos with friends, but it quickly evolved into another avenue through which I could share more creative and artistic images.

What keeps you shooting?
Shooting is what drives me to go out and explore and to see as much of the world as I can. I’ll never stop shooting.

What’s your best tip for someone who wants to capture the city on film?
Don’t rush; take the time to line up your shots before you shoot because you can’t always count on fixing things during post-processing. Considering how important lines are in shots of the city, this can be very important.

Five reasons you love New York, as shown in photos:

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The small details and moments that go unnoticed. (Photo: Pei Ketron)


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How grandiose the buildings are. (Photo: Pei Ketron)


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How fast-paced it is. (Photo: Pei Ketron)


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The possibility of becoming completely anonymous in a crowd. (Photo: Pei Ketron)


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How rapidly the city evolves. (Photo: Pei Ketron)

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