Interesting Street Scenes of New York in the 1960s - 70s in Black and White by Paul McDonagh

Anyone who has taken his or her camera out in the streets know just what it is about the city that makes it worth standing or walking for hours, waiting to capture the best snaps. If you’re looking for some street photography inspiration, take a look at some fascinating photos of New York City taken by Paul McDonagh in the 1960s - 70s.

For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children in Ireland held every year since 1955. Just looking at the astounding portrait above, it may come as no surprise that McDonagh has won the top prize for her age category every year since she was 12, and this year snagged the top prize overall with this hyperrealistic drawing of a man titled Coleman.

I admire all the players. But if I had to pick one player, I’d say I’m partial to Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers, probably because I went to the University of Wisconsin with him. (There was actually an embarrassing incident in which I tipped over on a scooter in front of him. I had a big crush on him at the time, so it took me a little while to get over it.)

The amount of ice time he logs is incredible, and he stays sharp. I don’t know how he does it as a defenseman – he’s always got one of the forwards barreling down at him and he has to make a plan under pressure. They always say the smartest person on ice is a defenseman, and it’s so true. Also, did I mention I once had a crush on him?