Piece description from the artist
While staying a private lodge in Otorohanga, New Zealand we retreated inside during a short afternoon rain. The grounds around the cottage were beautifully planted and we were anxious to wander about. As soon as the rain stopped I grabbed my camera and we took a walk. Unfortunately, I'm no botanist, so I'm not sure what kind of tree this is, but the sheer beauty of the color and vibrance of the foliage drew me in. The raindrops clinging to the surface of the leaves is what inspired me to capture this small moment.
Marshall Stief is a New York City-based photographer and cinematographer. His passion for documentary photography has sent him all over the United States and around the globe.
While traveling, Marshall always sets aside time to photograph the world around him. His style ranges from shooting vistas and landscapes to more abstract imagery. His favorite subject, however, is his own back yard; New York City. New York is known as one of the most photographed places on Earth, but Marshall feels that it is still rich with unseen images. His unique perspective on the city always produces interesting and different views.
From Bangkok to Charleston, Harlem to New Zealand, these photographs capture the essence of the places they were taken.