Phil Penman is a Leica photographer and Leica Fotografie International award winning photographer based in New York City
Phil was recently listed as one of the ” 52 most influential street photographers” alongside Henri Cartier Bresson and Sebastiao Salgado.
Phil Comes From A Tranquil Corner In The County Of Dorset, England. Today He Works As A Freelance Street Photographer In New York. Penman Was Born In 1977 In Briantspuddle A Village In Dorset With 360 Inhabitants..
He Had An Interest In The Visual Arts, Photography And Darkroom Work At An Early Age. After Studying Photography At The Berkshire College Of Art And Design His First Job Was At The Wokingham Times , A Local Newspaper Published In Berkshire. Penman Photographed Just About Everything . At Age 21, He Received An Offer From A Photo Agency And Took Charge Of Their Customer Microsoft UK.
Phil Did Not Let This Tie Him Down And He Left Great Britain And Set Out For The United States. New York Was His Ultimate Destination But He Made A Detour To Los Angeles, Where He Worked For A Celebrity News Agency Photographing Living Legends Such As Jennifer Lopez, Bill Gates And Superman Christopher Reeve. After Six Months The Agency Sent Him To New York To Establish An Office.
During His Time In New York, He Has Covered The Biggest Entertainment And News Stories In America, Including The September 11th World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks – For Which His Work Won Worldwide Recognition. Penman Has Spent The Past 15 Years Cycling Around The City Documenting A Broad Spectrum Of New York Life. Phil’s Work Has Been Exhibited At The Leica Gallery In New York City As Well As Being Featured In Leica Fotografie International.
He Currently Travels Across The World Photographing Assignments For A Diverse Range Of Clients Including The Best Selling Magazines People And Hello, British Newspapers The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph And The Guardian, As Well As American Publications Usa Today And New York Post.
The 42nd Street Project / NY Street with Loculars
NYC Street at the Caelum Gallery
New York Street
The Leica Gallery, New York City
Expert Photography: Top 16 Contemporary Street Photographers to Watch in 2019
One word I
love to use to describe Phil Penman is ‘offbeat’. His images are beautiful,
funny, gripping and intriguing. He captures life in New York City. . The big
apple might be his home, but Phil originated from the UK.
Phil Penman, Who Lives In New York, Is Among The 52 Most Influential Street Photographers Listed On The Streets I Walked. The Names Of Henri Cartier-Bresson And Sebasti Salgado Can Also Be Seen On The List. Phil Penman Has Established A Well-Known Work In The Industry And Has To Mention The Impressive Documentary Work Taken On The Day Of The September 11th Incident.
photos show the immediate and terrifying aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks
which shocked the planet and cost nearly 3,000 Lives.
were taken by a young British photographer working and living in New York but
little did he know then the affect that day would have on him and the rest
of the world.
Icons Is A Tricky Job, Be That Humans Or Landmarks. An Icon Is An Icon For A
Reason, People Know What To Expect, They Can Usually Picture The Image In Their
Mind’s Eye As Soon As They Hear The Name Or Phrase Uttered. Which Is One Of The
Reasons That Phil Penman’s Work Is So Refreshing, He Delivers The Unexpected.
The Streets I walk: 52 Most influential Street Photographers List
Photographers List Is Not About Who Was Or Is The “Best’ Street Photographer,
But Rather , About Those That Have Influenced Street Photography Historically,
Currently, Technically ,Artistically, Or Even Just By The Influence They Had On
Other Photographers. This ‘ Influence’ Is About Those That Were Influenced
Years Ago, But Also, Those Of The New Generation Of Street Photographers Being
Photolemur: Photographing Everlasting Diversity of New York with Phil Penman
He Is Quite Literally, An Englishman In New York City. Originally From The Small Village Of Briantspuddle In Dorset, Phil Penman Has Been Photographing New York City For 17 Years. Today He Is Included In The List Of The Most Influential Photographers With Henri Cartier Bresson And Diane Arbus
photographer phil penman documented the daily life of nyc paparazzi
Know What Being A Photographer Is About. What People Don’t Necessarily Know Is
That The Activity Of A Street Photographer Is Very Different From That Of A
Fashion Or Commercial Photographer. It Is The Profession Of Celebrity
Photographer That Phil Penman Knows Very Well, Having Practiced It
For Many Years.
People Who Were Unfortunate Enough To Find Themselves Amongst The Terrible
Event On 9/11, Their First Action Would Have Been To Get Away As Quickly As
Possible. However, Photographers Are Not Most People.
Phil Penman, A
Photojournalist Based In New York, Was At Home When He First Received A Call To
Inform Him A Plane Had Hit The World Trade Center. He Has Kindly Taken The Time
To Talk To Us And Revisit What Happened During The Following Two Hours On That
Tragic Day On September 11th, 2001.
‘he was with me on the best day of my life – and the worst’: woman in iconic
dust-covered 9/11 photo marries 17 years on – and is photographed by the same
man who captured her image on that horrific day
2001 Began As Any Other Day For Joanne ‘Jojo’ Capestro. Despite Not Feeling
Well, She Went To Work In Her Office On The 87th Floor Of The World Trade
Center’s North Tower.
Not Long After
Arriving, Capestro, Then Aged 39, Was Planning To Go Downstairs With A
Co-Worker But Stopped Because Her Desk Phone Rang. While On The Call, Hijacked
American Airlines Flight 11 Crashed Into The North Tower – Six Floors Above
Capestro’s Office For The May Davis Group Where She Was An Assistant Secretary.
PDN Magazine: Photographer Reinvigorates his career with Leica Cameras
Thought New York Was Kind Of A Living Thing Itself” Says Phil Penman. The
Multitalented Photographer Was Born And Raised In The English Countryside, But
Since 2000, Hemade New York His Home. The City’s Ever- Changing Streets Have
Become A Muse For Penman, Pulling Him Out Of The Kind Of Creative Rut That Even
Successful Shooters Like Him Fall Into. “I Was Doing Celebrity Stuff For About
15 Years, And It Just Became Monotonous,”
9/11 MEMORIAL MUSEAM: Iconic photo brings survivors together years after 9/11
The 9/11 Attacks Have Learned To Cope With A Strange Range Of Trauma, From
Survivor Guilt To Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But Out Of This Pain Emerged
A Wide- Ranging Community Of Evacuees Ready To Support One Another. Today We
Are Highlighting One Such Meaningful Connection: The Entwined Stories Of Joanne
Capestro And Phil Penman, An Office Worker And A Photographer Whose Lives
Intersected With The Brief Click Of The Shutter In A Moment Of Chaos.