Feature #143 Reuben Radding ‘the unexplainable surprises’

Reuben Radding is a documentary and street photographer living in New York City. His work has been featured at the Miami Street Photography Festival, and at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles. His publications include NPR.org, Le Negatif, Gothamist, and the Huffington Post. He has also taken workshops at ICP.

Reuben’s street work is an improvisation fueled by years of walking the streets of New York and finding himself in a continual state of amazement at the unexplainable surprises the city offers, the energy of the street, and the plight of the discarded or marginalized. These photographs are often humorous, but also unflinching in their depiction of the struggle many of us might choose to ignore. Questions arise out of these images. They don’t tell complete stories, but rather act as poems do, to activate the viewer’s mind to fill in the story for themselves.
All images ©2013 Reuben Radding
To see more of his work go to his Website.