From “Putting A Punch In Your Poker Game!” at PDN Photo of the Day:
Put a punch in your poker game with a set of Brooklyn-based photographer Amy Touchette’s new NYC Street Dailies playing cards. The deck of cards are great whether you’re a photographer, a native New Yorker or just a global citizen with an appreciation for fun and the universality of the human experience.
Each standard poker-sized deck of playing cards features unique portraits from NYC Street Dailies – a critically acclaimed series of Touchette’s work that is a celebration of the denizens of New York City, with each suit dedicated to some of her favorite muses: grannies (spades), workers (diamonds), twins & sets (clubs) and beloved characters (hearts).
Touchette has been shooting the series since 2012 in and around (primarily) the Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bed- Stuy neighborhoods of Brooklyn. They’re candid, unposed, iPhone photos – raw and uncompromising. What her photos reveal is a portrait of a bustling city and a unique perspective that feels closer to reality than most photojournalism you’ll see today. The series has been widely published in magazines and newspapers, and an exhibition of the work was mounted in 2014 at the legendary Max Fish Bar and Art Gallery in the city.