Some of James Estrin's favorite 2014 cell phone photo project submissions.(Clockwise: Jane / Peg / Kristan / Sheila / Jessica)
We asked you to send in the best photo you had sitting on your cell phone this year for our annual project - and hundreds of you did! James Estrin, photographer and co-editor of The New York Times "Lens" blog (with David Gonzalez), picked out his favorites, and he'll discuss the photos he picked that came in during our 2014 cell phone photo project.
Stacks over LIC.
Driving past a donation box I was disappointed to see this mess.
This picture was taken on a morning commute on the MTA in NYC. It's part of a series I'm working on call "Subway Series."
This is the great George Coleman, playing at Smoke on the Upper West Side.
I took this photo of Mx Justin Vivian Bond doing an impromptu musical performance at The Cock in the East Village.
On vacation - the Odditorium bar Asheville N.C
Selfie, taken on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Using the reflecting walls and ivy I got this mysterious vision of myself. A friend suggested it reflected a Magritte.
"The Knob", Milford, PA, 2014. iPhone 5s
(Virginia Hall / @virninja)
New York City Ballet dancers waiting to jump on-stage for a ballet titled "Everywhere We Go"- choreographed by Justin Peck. I was the lighting designer and snuck backstage for a quick photo.
I rode the subway past 5pointz almost every day, but had never visited with my camera. After much of the graffiti was painted over, I stopped and took this picture. One week later demolition began.
A well deserved Sunday snooze.
I created this photo to invite people to have coffee with me at a cafe where my illustrations were on display.
"Strings Attached". To me this captured so much about young people in New York: the diversity and the things that connect us.
The High Line, Day 41 of my #100daysILoveYouNY photo series. I was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in early July. Luckily, I'm getting better and can return to the city and series soon!
i think it's about joy which we need a whole lot more of.
I took this in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico this fall during the town's Celebration of San Miguel Archangel.