Meet Your Guide: My name is Ivan Lesica. I was born in Croatia and live in New York City. I’m a member of the National Geographic Your Shot community and photography is my passion. I always liked looking at photographs, but since I joined Your Shot I started taking them and it has become the most enjoyable passion of mine. Photographing the world around me and showing its beauty is what I love to do. I especially love photographing my beloved hometown, New York City. As soon as I step on the street with my camera the adventure begins, and I never know what's in store for me that day. Life in NYC changes day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. It is a perfect place to be when looking for new, fresh, and interesting subjects to photograph. When I visited Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I walked across the amazing Williamsburg Bridge that connects Manhattan with Brooklyn. The views are incredible—the Manhattan skyline on one side and the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and downtown Manhattan on the other. The Williamsburg Bridge is also a great place to take a run or ride a bicycle.

Williamsburg Bridge

Meet Your Guide: My name is Ivan Lesica. I was born in Croatia and live in New York City. I’m a member of the National Geographic Your Shot community and photography is my passion. I always liked looking at photographs, but since I joined Your Shot I started taking them and it has become the most enjoyable passion of mine. Photographing the world around me and showing its beauty is what I love to do. I especially love photographing my beloved hometown, New York City. As soon as I step on the street with my camera the adventure begins, and I never know what's in store for me that day. Life in NYC changes day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. It is a perfect place to be when looking for new, fresh, and interesting subjects to photograph. When I visited Williamsburg, Brooklyn, I walked across the amazing Williamsburg Bridge that connects Manhattan with Brooklyn. The views are incredible—the Manhattan skyline on one side and the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Statue of Liberty, and downtown Manhattan on the other. The Williamsburg Bridge is also a great place to take a run or ride a bicycle.
Photograph and caption by Ivan Lesica, National Geographic Your Shot

A Local Photographer's Guide to New York City

Explore the best things to do and see in New York City through the lens of a National Geographic Your Shot member.

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