Manhattan Stories: Fiction and Non-Fiction
Process of Creating, Writing and Designing a book, October 2005

So many people in Manhattan, so many stories. The girls playing atop a fire escape above the Fish market in Washington Heights. What were their stories? From people to food to spaces and history: their stories intrigued me. What were their lives like?

I opted to write a collection of stories, and included photographs of people in the city. Some are New Yorkers and some are tourists. I use the visual information to tell a story. Most of it is fictional, and reflects my predilections of their stories. “Non-fiction” refers to the subjects in my photographs and “fiction” reflects the story about the people or space. Hence, Manhattan Stories: Fiction and Non-fiction. This book explores all my questions, and hopefully gives the reader a piece of New York and its Culture.           

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