Street Photography

Being New York :
Street Photography by Chris Petsos



Tens of millions of people who are decended from practically every nation on Earth call New York City their home, and the result is an impressive bid for being the capital of the world. It's an interconnected hive, buzzing with people who come together in shared spaces and enjoy common interests.

I keep my camera with me all the time. I feel blessed to live in a city where the density fosters such a rich spectrum of human expression and interaction, ready to be captured by the lens around every unplanned turn.

The prints available for purchase can be beautifully grouped to portray the human element of the city, and combined with photos from my architectural collection to create a unique and dynamic view of New York. Recommended sizes are noted under each image, with custom sizes available upon request.

If you'd like to make a purchase, email chris@chrispetsos.com .
Please refer to the image number and name displayed under the photos.

5654 Spring Stroll in Central Park, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
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6279 Push, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
0202 Park Avenue Woman with Cigarette Holder, New York 2013
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11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Chess in Union Square #1
7688 Chess in Union Square, #1, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print


Photos of New Yorkers
1643 Bryant Square Park Chess, #1, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
0876 Chinatown Gamers #2
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included


Central Park
0313 Salsa Dancing in Central Park, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
Central Park
0194 Dancing Down St. Mark's Place, New York 2014
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
8162 Drummers Circle in Central Park, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Central Park dancing
8148 Drummers Circle #4
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Bryant Square Park
0093 It's All Good in Bryant Square Park, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

1075 Up Yours, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
0267 Bow Bridge Romance, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

0267 Lady in the Winter Sun, New York 2015
Not Available For Purchase
9339 Long Shadows on Lexington, New York 2014
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
4620 Wall Street Commuter
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

1463 Souvlaki on Steinway Street #1, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
1458 Souvlaki on Steinway Street #2, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
3005 Young Love at Coney Island
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
3013 Coney Island Dollar Bill
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
3167 Cooling Off
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
3171 Washington Square Park in SummerNew York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
1217 Time Out
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
3174 Chatting Washington Square Park
New York 2011

0100 SoHo Romance, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

New York Prom Night
0219 Pinning the Corsage on Prom Night, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
0163 Spanish Harlem Crosswalk, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
1081 Corporate Courtship, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
0820 Corporate Courtship 2
Midtown 2016
Not Available For Purchase

7799 SoHo Coffee Break, New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
1081 Corporate Courtship, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

1338 Wedding Day , New York 2016
Not Available For Purchase
Photos of New Yorkers
8170 Woman Walking in Chinatown, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

8773 Walking to a Different Beat, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

0136 Boy Reaching for a Bubble
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
2229 SoHo Woman in the Winter Sun
New York 2014
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
Jitterbug, popular once again
0609 Jitterbug Revival
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

0044 Holi Festival Dancer
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
8609 Strutting Down Lexington
New York 2014
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

2998 Maximum Chill on St. Mark's Place, New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

3446 Train Passengers at Spring Street Station, New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
0127 After the Pride Parade, New York 2015
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7770 Fortunes Told, in Union Square, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

3844 The Halal Guys on 53rd Street, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
2109 Opening the Street, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

7770 Fortunes Told, in Union Square, New York 2015
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4391 Dog on Wheels, New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
3103 Nicholas the Cat, With Friends, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included


0157 Dog Walkers on Park Avenue, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
1284 Dogs Hanging Out on First Avenue, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included


Coney Island
3009 Boy and His Parrot at Coney Island
New York 2012
Not Available For Purchase
0381 Parrot with Civic Pride, and Friends, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
2027 Woman, Parrot, and Matching Make-Up, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

3976 Creative Discussion, New York 2017
Not Available For Purchase

0278 Flatiron Photo Shoot, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
0209 On Location Along Lexington Avenue, New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

0003 Shooting on Lexington Ave
0003 Shoot on Lexington Ave, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
Paparazzi on Fifth Avenue
2431 Paparazzi on Fifth Avenue, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

3226 Chinese New Year Dancers #1
New York 2013
Not Available For Purchase
3223 Chinese New Year Dancers #1
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included


3090 Pensive Moment at Chinese New Year
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
3215 Chinese New Year Fire Eaters
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Riis Beach
2863 Love at Riis Beach
New York 2011
Not Available For Purchase
Central Park Dance Skaters
0391 Dance Skating in the Park, #3
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Central Park Dance Skater
0610 Dance Skating in the Park, #5
New York 2012
Not Available For Purchase

1479 Hat, Coat, Gloves, Ready
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
0173 Superfly
New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
0957 Park Avenue Wedding with Bagpipes
New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print

New York Prom Night
6696 Young Couple on the Lower East Side, New York 2015
Not Available For Purchase

Pershing Square
0045 That Guy With The Pointy Hair
New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
East Village Cool
5742 East Village Cool, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

0550 5th Avenue Vendor
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Party at the Seagram Building
2365 Park Avenue Fete
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
7045 Subway Mariachi, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
Musician and people in the Williamsburg train station.
1949 Bedford Avenue Subway Singer, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

0203 Men Performing on Spring Street
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
2887 Subway Xylophone
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Lexington/53rd St. Subway Performers
6350 Guy with Guitar and Winged Bag, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
2789 Accordionist at 42nd Street Station, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
8522 Fancy on the Subway
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
1958 Evening, Back to Queens
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

0425 Subway Conversation
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
1572 Crowded Train to Queens, New York 2013
Not Available For Purchase


Photos of New Yorkers
0207 High on Music in Washington Square, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included


Lexington/53rd St. Subway Performers
9117 Lexington/53rd St. Subway Performers, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
0085 Tipping Musicians Under Bethesda Terrace, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Coney Island Musicians
0220 Musicians on the Boardwalk, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
1989 Jazz Musicians at Union Square, New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
0719 End of the Day, Heading Into Port Authority, New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
8616 Cold and Wet On 42nd St., New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
1844 Crossing Seventh Avenue
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
3153 Fifth Avenue Pretzel Stand
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
7504 Fifth Avenue Fur Fans
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

1593 Woman With Braids on Flatbush
New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Serving the Greater Good
0301 Central Park Togetherness, New York 2014
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Politics in Union Square
0954 On the Soapbox
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Union Square
0994 Talking Back to the Soapbox
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Union Square
0972 I Know Better Than You
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

1044
1044 Crosswalk Chaos, New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Greek Parade
7889 Old Glory Rides Again
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
4346 Bryant Square Talk Time
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Central Park Wedding
6270 Bashful at Bethesda Fountain
New York 2013
Not Available For Purchase
Jitterbug in the Park
1075 Jitterbug at Bethesda
New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
0296 Swinging Times at Bethesda Fountain, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
0467 Get Your Kicks at the Mermaid Parade, New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Summer Streets
3920 Exercise on Summer Streets, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

3016 Impala, New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
1711 Curbside Difference of Opinion
New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
1018 East Village Show-off
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included


7640 People Admiring The Ride, Fifth Avenue, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included


0002 Skateboarders on the Subway
0002 Skateboarders on the Subway, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

Waiting at Brighton Beach
0049 Waiting for the Train at Brighton Beach
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
0185 Waiting for the Shoot to Resume
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Election night at Rockefeller Center
1550 Waiting for Election Results
New York 2008
Not Available For Purchase
2782 Waiting for the Bus on 34th Street, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Chasing bubbles in Central Park
0264 Bursting a Bubble in Central Park, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
2609 Battery Park Sunscreen, New York 2013
Not Available For Purchase

Union Square
1987 Mother-Daughter Bonding
New York 2013
Not Available For Purchase
0252 Girl With Scooter on Pier 86
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
0206 Girl Wading in Washington Square Park, New York 2012
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E. 51st St. Lunchtime
0129 Strutting on East 51 Street
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
0095 53rd St. Subway Hustle
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print

Photos of New Yorkers
0020 Trying Her Hand at the Gyro Grill
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
6749 Quick Dance at Union Square Station
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Bryant Park Grill
0080 Lunching at the Bryant Park Grill, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
0052 Lunch Under the High Line, New York 2011
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included


Photos of New Yorkers
0287 Woman at South Street Seaport
New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
6124 Juice and Coffee Stand
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

3489 Lexington Ave Police Line Up
New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
0038 Evening Rush Hour on 34th Street, New York 2013
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
0184 Governors Island Dance Party , New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
Photos of New Yorkers
0052 Midtown Crosswalk, New York 2012
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included

Photos of New Yorkers
9713 Black Lives Matter on Lexington Avenue, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print

3939 Lower East Side Guy , New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
1482 Astoria Vegetable Market, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included

2849 Determination in the Blizzard, New York 2016
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
9445 Small Patch of Winter Sun, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
4934 Bike Messenger in Taxi Traffic, New York 2015
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
19492 Lady Smiling During Summer Streets, New York 2017
Not Available For Purchase

6677 All To Herself in Bryant Square Park, New York 2014
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
1689 Finding Peace , New York 2016
Not Available For Purchase

0130
New York 201
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4371
New York 201
Not Available For Purchase

2870 Spring Glow
Bryant Square 2017
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8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print

NYC Architecture


NYC Street Photography / People


NYC Signs and Storefronts


NYC Spring, Summer, Autumn, Christmas, Winter

If you'd like to make a purchase, email chris@chrispetsos.com .
Please refer to the image number and name displayed under the photos.


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