This website was inspired by Eric Tenin, who started Paris Daily Photo in 2005. The original concept was to share daily life, one photo per day. New York Daily Photo, however, has metamorphosed over time.
There is merit to the original concept, however, everyday life is filled with routine, and I did not want this site to become a tribute to the mundane without some special or personal ingredient added. The TV series Seinfeld, which purported to be a show about nothing, was really quite more than that. Although, on the surface, many of the plot elements were about the trite and trivial, without cleverly crafted comedic writing, plot twists, surprises and great characters, a show that is truly about nothing would bore audiences to tears and never survive.
Today, I left home for the office earlier than usual. For those who are early risers, the streets in the early morning are a special and pleasant time. There is the freshness of a new day, construction workers toiling away. In New York City, this is also a time where photo shoots and filming can often be seen on the streets - there is good light and the streets are less crowded. And best of all, for those who are so inclined, there is comfort in knowing that by starting the day early, there will be plenty of time to get your doing done :)