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43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You

According to many polls, New York City is the number one most photographed city in the world. And with a staggering 65 million tourists visiting Manhattan in 2018 alone, it’s hardly surprising. This iconic destination is home to famous landmarks such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, the State of Liberty and countless other must-see attractions, so it’s easy to see why people are so eager to snap some epic photos of New York City.

When we visited New York City for the first time back in 2014, my husband was only just starting to take up photography as a hobby. He had just bought his first DSLR, a Nikon D3200, and a cheap kit lens, and was still learning the ropes. Nevertheless, he took some pretty awesome photos of New York City that trip, some of which now grace the walls of our home.

Now, 5 years later, Jamie is a fully-fledged, self-taught professional photographer, producing amazing images of everything from weddings, properties, events and travel destinations. And when we visited New York for the second time around in February of this year, he had in mind some very specific photos of New York City that he wanted to get. So, we took along his wide angle lens, a 28-300mm lens and a 35mm 1.8 prime lens to get the shots that would stand out from the crowd.

Here are 43 epic photos of New York City that will hopefully inspire you to book a plane ticket to the city that never sleeps.

43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Times Square
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Times Square
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Grand Central Terminal
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Grand Central Terminal
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Brooklyn Bridge
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Brooklyn Bridge
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Manhattan
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Brooklyn Bridge and Downtown Manhattan
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Downtown Manhattan Graffiti
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from One World Observatory
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from One World Observatory at Night
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - 911 Memorial at Night
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from Pod 51 Roof Terrace
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from Pod 51 Roof Terrace
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - New York Public Library
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - New York Public Library
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - 5th Avenue Flat Iron Building
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Black and White New York City 5th Avenue
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - New York Graffiti Street Art
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - New York Graffiti Street Art
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - New York Skyscrapers
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from High Line - Hudson Yards The Vessel
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Times Square Yellow Taxi Cabs
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from the Rockefeller Centre Top of the Rock
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from the Rockefeller Centre Top of the Rock
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from the Rockefeller Centre Top of the Rock
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from the Rockefeller Centre Top of the Rock
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Staten Island Ferry Statue of Liberty
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Black and White New York Street Photography
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - One World Trade Centre
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Times Square
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Central Park
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Central Park
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Radio City Music Hall
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - New York City Busker
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from Top of the Rock in the day
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - NYC Yellow Taxi Cabs
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - Times Square
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You - View from Top of the Rock in the day
43 Epic Photos of New York City to Inspire You

Have these photos of New York City inspired you to jump on a plane? Book your trip here.

Flights: Booked via Skyscanner – We flew with Brussels Airlines the first time and Virgin Atlantic the second – both were fantastic.

Accommodation: We stayed in the awesome Pod 51 Hotel – the view from the rooftop terrace is insane! We booked both trips through Expedia.

Have you been to New York City? Any awesome photo locations we should visit next time? Join the conversation below!
All photographs were taken by and belong to James Aitken of James A Photography.
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