There are many photographers out there who believe that street photography is based on randomly shooting people in the street. Lawrence Wilkes is certainly not one of those photographers. I came across his work recently and it was obvious from the start that with every image he captures, he tells a story. The main reason why I like this image taken in Grand Central Station is that the man represents a era of elegance that to some extent has been lost today. You really notice this when you start to look at the other people in the frame, even though they are blurred. I also like how the man is looking at the camera and engaging with it. I am a fan of street photography but being British I find getting so close to people just that little bit awkward and uncomfortable 😀
As mentioned before, Lawrence is both a story teller and a photographer whose work deserves to be known. I strongly recommend that you use the link above to see the image on Flickr and take your time to browse through the rest of his work, I know that you will like what you see.