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Beautiful, Intimate Instagrams Of Life In New York City

Amy Touchette's beautiful photographs prove that street photography is alive and well.

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Amy Touchette is a master of street photography in the busiest of all concrete jungles, New York City.

But instead of relying on an expensive camera setup like most professionals, Amy chooses something a bit closer to the street: Instagram.

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Over the years, she has accumulated a huge collection of spontaneous portraits, all taken with an iPhone, of New Yorkers of all types and ages.

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What her photos reveal is a portrait of bustling city and a unique perspective that feels closer to reality than most photo-journalism today.

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Her photos capture the faces and lifestyles of a city as diverse as the people who call it home.

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And prove that it's not the camera you choose that makes a good photograph, it's how you use it.

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Nearly 100 photos from Amy Touchette's "Street Dailies" series are on view at Max Fish Bar in New York, NY, from November 24, 2014 - January 3, 2015.

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