For his photographs of contemporary New Yorkers on the street, Rahim Fortune used the most ubiquitous of modern cameras: an iPhone lens.
Fortune was inspired by the street style portraits of Amy Arbus, whose gritty '80s-era photos of city dwellers were collected into an award-winning photography book, On the Street (1980–1990). Like Arbus, Fortune tells the story of New York's diverse citizens through the language of a simple portrait. But his perspective is, by necessity, more modern, because each image was shot on the iPhone 13 Pro.
Scroll on for a glimpse at Fortune's iPhone-shot urban portraits.