Jonathan Higbee Will Teach you that Timing is Everything
Jonathan Higbee waits for the perfect moment to unfold in front of him, and will teach you that timing is everything.
This photographer will teach you that timing is everything
Jonathan Higbee, is a Missouri born photographer who walks the streets of New York with his camera, hunting for the perfect spot where he can wait for the world to align for a split second.
Higbee has an unmatched talent for observing his environment, and waiting for incredible happenstances to occur in front of his lense. In his body of work ‘Coincidences’, polluted cities provide the backdrop for the moment when two complete strangers, living separate lives manage to cross into the frame for a matter of seconds. And somehow and he manages to capture these moments with a balance of impeccable timing and patience.
Higbee started his career as a travel correspondent and has been able to learn and become attuned to different cultures, the opportunities they present and the legal drawbacks he might encounter. In a recent interview with Monster Children he recounts a situation in New York City where he was approached by security guards for supposedly ‘illegally’ taking photos of a building. But being the savvy street photographer that he is, there was no way that Higbee was going to miss the shot, and he knew the legal rights to taking pictures of public places. Which, by the way, means that if you’re in the United States you can photograph anything or anyone that can be seen in public that is reasonable.
His photographs capture ridiculous moments that only a highly sensitised eye would be able to notice or predict, and his work is a reminder to look around and take in your surroundings, because you can catch some pretty quirky stuff.
Higbee’s knack for street photography is a one off skill that will teach you that timing is everything.
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