Story Behind the Shot: One of the spots I knew I needed to see while I was in New York during May of 2014 was Central Park. I started off in the Financial District on the far southern point of the city trying to get some sightseeing in before a late afternoon storm got too severe. With mild weather that weekend, the park was buzzing with activity. There were more people than I could’ve imagined wandering around the winding streets. The spot I was looking for was a tunnel hidden from plain sight, beneath one of the streets nearby. As I kept searching down the streets, I could hear the muted sound of a choir nearby so I decided to take a quick break and check out what was going on. When I got closer, I saw exactly what I had set out to find – this small passage below Central Park. Because of the huge crowd behind me, the people walking through the narrow corridor made it difficult to avoid getting people in the photo. A single person managed to make their way into my shot, but it turned out better than I could’ve ever imagined. The long shutter speed and their quick movements gave the human a ghostlike effect that I couldn’t have planned out better myself.
Equipment: Canon EOS 600D, Sigma 50mm f/1.4 DG lens, Vangaurd Tripod
Kaz Canning is a 22-year-old self-taught photographer from San Antonio, Texas. He travels tens of thousands of miles each year, across all of North America, capturing stunning landscapes and one-of-a-kind architecture scenes. With out of the box thinking and a fresh eye, Kaz searches for everyday photograph and makes it extraordinary.