The result of his explorations and documentation, NYC Noir, frames the changing city in a throwback lens, placing modern buildings and cyclists in a timeless, tinted version of New York recalling the work of photographic heroes such as Ezra Stoler, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Berenice Abbott. While snapping images in Manhattan, the 54-year-old photographer found himself "reawakening his youth" and tracing his own history, as much as the city’s. The area where he grew up, 14th Street and Avenue A in Stuyvesant Town, once poor and falling down, has transformed. Having completed such a nostalgia-inducing project, did he miss a time before the city was so wealthy, and safe?
"I don’t miss getting jumped once or twice a week by a gang of kids," he said.