The biggest challenge of city life for me is the noise.
It’s so unpredictable and often oppressive but it can be mitigated.
Satisfying silences can be found in city life if you train yourself to listen.
Once attuned, one’s careful observation can reveal long stretches of unbelievable quiet.
Those merciful silent moments, when all sound drops away, can effectively soothe your urban soul.
I know this from experience in my day to day life and with work.
Some will say that it’s all in your head, which is true. So start training your ears to hear nothing.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.