Diving into Allie Bernabei's Negatives
Our first guest photographer's got an eye for the unusual usual from the Upper East Side to Chinatown, and Euro trips on the beach.
The first time I ever shot on film was in high school - photography was an art elective. I was always intrigued by the power of capturing a moment but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I became interested in documenting my own life.
My goal was always to capture the beauty and oddities that linger everywhere, usually overlooked. Photography gives me the opportunity and courage to express ideas that I would otherwise not know how to. Photography, for me, was and still is therapeutic.
They say, despite how populated Manhattan is, it’s one of the loneliest cities in the world. I began shooting to take myself away from this feeling of absence and loneliness. I’d walk around for hours with my headphones and wander, snapping photos of things that caught my eye.
I aim to find the moments that are hiding in plain sight and I am always experimenting. Whether I am in New York or traveling, I am always tuned into my surroundings. And photos are the best way I know to share that.