It's been quite a while since I have posted any pictures from Joe Holmes' although I frequent his site quite often. It's not to say that I don't think his work is continually awesome, it's just that some of his photos make me really take a second look more than others. I think Joe's photos are special for two specific reasons - two reasons that are most important to me - firstly, Joe's photos capture what I consider to be a slice of life. He is able to capture life as it is without it ever looking staged or artificial. The photos are thoughtless yet thoughtful - seemingly random but capturing depth. RJH seems to do the same thing with this photos. Joe also captures New York City is all it's gritty yet beautiful glory. I completely find NYC to be one of the most gorgeous (and at the same time, one of the most disgusting) places on earth. There is nothing like walking home on a cold morning at 6am while side stepping some sad stranger's throw up on the side walk along with varied bottles, cans and remnants of a wild night sitting sadly at your foot while one of the most spectacular beams of sun light stream just above the jagged buildings of New York displaying the most beautiful orange light you have ever seen. There is beauty in places, times and scenes that are never expected but always welcomed. I love Joe's photos (and RJH's) for always getting that SO right.