On Broadway is a weekly segment where we feature a NYC Instagrammer to discuss all things iPhoneography and the Big Apple.
This week On Broadway we learn more about a cool dude and NYC iPhoneographer extraordinaire @hirozzzz !
Far from being a native New Yorker since I was born in Japan and raised in a town 40 minutes outside of Boston when I moved to the U.S. as teenager. I’ve been working in the city since I graduated college, but I’ll never consider myself an NYC native and as crazy as this may sound from someone who loves this city, I know I won’t be here forever, so I’m just trying to take in everything while I can.
What iPhone are you working with?
How long have you been taking pictures with the iPhone?
iPhone still is and will likely always be the only device I use to take pictures, but I officially started in June of 2011.
Something everyone using an iPhone for photos should know?
whatever it is you shoot, learn to work with the auto focus and also the HDR. Really helps with bringing out better quality shots. I’ve seen way too many people just dismiss the HDR option that comes with the iPhone4.
How many photos in your camera roll?
Umm way too many, 5K and counting.
-Favorite hole in the wall restaurant?
Grand Sichuan East, just because it’s my favorite Chinese work week lunch spot, cheap and good!
-Best spot to take photos in the city?
Anywhere! But I have to go with midtown, home to some of my favorite little spots to shoot the city from.
I might be a little bias on this since I work right near it and have so many great spots to shoot it from, but the Chrysler building.
would it be a sin to say some place other than Central Park or the Highline? Well those are clearly the coolest parks, but I prefer the less crowded parks like the Hudson River Park or the Gantry plaza state park in Long Island City which has an amazing view of the city skyline.
What makes Instagram great is…
Never have I ever…
owned a real camera.
Inspiration comes when…
I get an idea for a mash up and have the opportunity to collaborate with other great photographers.
Inspiration comes from…
the likes of @chrisozer @croyable @thomas_k to name a few.
One super power I’d have would be…
the ability to stop time at will to get the perfect shot and although that might just take some of the fun out of photography, I’m pretty sure I can get creative with it
Are you a latergramer or an Instagramer?
Superlategramer. I spend way too much time trying to find the right edit for a specific photo, but for me personally the last thing I want to do is go back and realize that there was something I could have done differently to make it look better.
If you could be any inanimate object?
TV in the back of a NYC Taxi, at least if I’m inanimate, I’ll be entertained all day and night with all the crazies in this city!