Street Photo of the week by Shane Gray

Street Photo of the week by Shane Gray

Street Photo of the week by Shane Gray

Shane Gray is an amazing Street Photographer that is based in the Mega City of New York as he himself calls it. Shane is originally from the UK. He was a resident of London for 10 years before he moved to New York around 4 years ago. He loves photographing New Yorkers and everything that goes on in that amazingly busy part of the world. His photos are full of energy, motion, emotion and smart details that make the viewer want more and more and more! I personally went through his website’s photos twice and I still haven’t had enough of them. His images are just smashing! Shane is part of the collective.

You can see more of Shane Gray’s photographic work on his website at


"Gravity" by Shane Gray
“Gravity” by Shane Gray. This image has been used with the consent of the original artist.

The boy is embracing gravity and falling of the edge of the seesaw onto the sand. Shane has frozen him in time, frozen him as if in flight. At the same time, the man on the left in the red vest is defying gravity, pulling himself up, fighting against the same thing the boy is embracing. Their body language is similar, even if they are doing the exact opposite actions. Another thing that doesn’t go unnoticed is that Shane has used the rule of thirds well and the combination of colours is pleasing to the eye, since green is the complementary colour of the primary red that is clearly more prominent in this scene. An amazing picture, with a clear meaning, so well defined that is a joy and an inspiration to look at.

Thank you Shane Gray!

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  1. The description under “Gravity” is a little over the top for my taste.
    For example, the color combination was out of the control of the photographer.


    • Thank you for reading and for taking the time to comment! As per your comment on the colours, we don’t imply that Shane Gray had any control over them. We just mention that the combination of colours is pleasing. This is surely out of the control of the photographer we agree, but we don’t state otherwise. If that is the impression you got from the description, then we are sorry and we will consider a way to rephrase it.
      Stay Sharp & Keep Shooting!

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