Snapshot in Time by Adam Goldberg in New York, New York

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Name:Adam Goldberg

Place you live: New York, New York

Occupation: Editor in Chief at Drift and Ambrosia Magazine

Preoccupation: Photography, travel, cooking, and learning languages.

Place your Instagrams were taken? Mostly in New York, Tokyo, and Mexico City, with a healthy amount of travel mixed in.

Can you sum New York City? New York is vibrant and full of energy; it’s one of the most diverse cities in the world. There aren’t many places where one can get great sushi, Korean, Chinese, or Italian food–all within a 15-minute subway ride.

What is a perfect day in New York City? I’d start with a morning run over the Brooklyn Bridge and back, stopping by Voyager Espresso for a brewed coffee. After catching up with the news, breakfast at Two Hands with friends is a favorite. I like walking around Soho on the weekends with my girlfriend, window-shopping and photo-taking. I’d follow this with a late-afternoon massage and a low-key sushi dinner. Yes, that would be perfect.

If New York City was a person who would it be? Anthony Hopkins, someone with an incredible presence and wide-range of personalities. A character who keeps getting more interesting with age.

What is your editing process? I use Lightroom on my iMac. On mobile, I use SnapSeed and VSCO.

Has Instagram affected how you shoot? It’s made me pay extra attention to the story behind a photo. With Instagram, you’re sharing not just the photo, but a snapshot in time – what you’re doing, when, and why. It’s made me think about that a lot more.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Use natural light to your advantage–when inside a restaurant or coffee shop, sit by the window. If the inside light is casting an artificial warm glow, don’t be afraid to bring your coffee outside into daylight to get a better photo. Also pay attention to symmetry–especially with a coffee cup and saucer, make sure they are centered.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers@chrisconnolly, @13thwitness, and @danielavelasco.

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Name:Adam Goldberg

City:New York City

Best place to eat:


Best place to drink:

Pouring Ribbons

Best outdoor activity:

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise.

Must do:

Get an early morning bagel at Sadelle’s.

Local tip:

Walk along Adam’s street in DUMBO for an unobstructed, symmetric shot of the Manhattan bridge framed by red brownstones and a 19th century cobblestone street.