#NYC by Jose Tutiven in New York, NY, USA

Using his iphone to photograph the NYC, Jose Tutiven offers visual insight of life and culture in the Big Apple. Jose’s beautiful feed boasts rich dark colors and scenes that illustrate the complex movement of the city. Follow Jose here: @josetutiven

Name:Jose Tutiven

Place you live: The Bronx, NYC

Place your Instagrams were taken? Primarily Manhattan but you will also come across pictures of other boroughs in my feed such as Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx.

Can you sum up the place you live? Honestly, pretty much the best show on earth. It’s a fast paced city that is constantly evolving – to survive here is to adapt but try not lose yourself within that. Filled with artistic and inspiring people from all over the world. It’s almost unreal to think that there are 8 million people living in this city, but I personally still see it as a small town. Everyone is welcomed here and is considered a NY’er immediately.

If your city was a person or character who would it be and why? This is such a tough question. I’m not sure if anyone could possibly have an answer to this when it comes to NYC.

How long have you been using Instagram? I’ve had the account since 2010 but actively been using it for about a 1 year now.

What phone camera do you use to shoot with? iPhone 5

What is your editing process? As best as I can, I will attempt to capture the image i’m looking for with the native camera without trying to use any editing apps. But when I do edit, I have a combination of apps (VSCOcam and Snapsneed) that I use for clarity, exposure, warmth and sharpness.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? My passion is photography so it’s a must for me to carry around my dslr which is a Canon 5D Mark II right now.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? Yes, definitely. It has given me a new perspective on how to capture and focus on my subjects. It has also taught me how to improve on my composition and framing.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? There’s much to say but always remain humble and try not to follow or mimic what’s popular. Stay creative and find pleasure in your craft.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @WithHearts (Cory Staudacher), @BenjaminHeath and @ChrisOzer. Their work are so inspiring.




Name:Jose Tutiven


Best place to eat:


Best place to drink:

Employees Only

Best place to shop:

Soho area

Must do:

The High Line

Local tip:

Don’t be afraid to wander an pack your running shoes.