New York City

The City that never sleeps. Quite literally. I don't think I've ever jam-packed so much into such a small time frame as we did in NYC. A first time for myself and my travelling companions, there is so much to see for a place that I actually found quite small in retrospect. With a population similar to the centre of London, New York is easy to navigate with its subway system and grid-like urban architecture. 

Everything from The Highline to the Whitney Museum, Meatpacking district to the Rockerfella centre, we did it all. April seemed to be quite a good time to go as well, warm enough for a t-shirt in the day and not too cold in the evenings. Some great places to drink such as Bathtub Gin was a firm favourite and if you can't get into the Whitney Museum at the end of your Highline walk, there a great rooftop bar called the Brass Monkey just around the corner with sweeping views over the water.

The New York Public library has an impressive main hall and make sure you try to hit the Rockerfella Centre first thing in the morning to beat the masses and get that beautiful golden light. Photographically, my favourite images have come from the infamous 'Cage', a basketball court just off 6th Avenue. Watching these guys battle it out on the street was impressive and I think I managed to get some great content out of it.

I fell in love with the city after Day 01 and will definitely return in the near future.

Photographer - Max Burnett

Matt Porteous