Marc Janks on Getting Over Shyness Through Photography


Marc Janks is a very special type of photographer. He’s the man behind Who Are You New York–which is a Tumblr site about his daily encounters through photography. The format and layout is simple: a photo of a person with a little bit of background about them and some info about what type of film the portrait was shot with. It isn’t the massive undertaking that Humans of New York is, but it’s significantly more personal. Marc created the blog and started shooting film photos as a way to get over shyness–which is something that he’s had since he was a young boy. He works as a freelance photographer here in New York City and followed his girlfriend here from California.

In between his busy schedule of meeting folks and his full-time gig, Marc had some time to answer a couple of inquiries that piqued our curiosity.

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