Denise Laurinaitis is a photographer based in Manhattan who explores daily life through observing and talking with others. As a shy introvert, Denise always felt disconnected from the mainstream and found it difficult to immediately connect with new people. She uses photography as a way to associate with people on the streets and learn more about the benefits of being an extrovert. Her eye is drawn to color, fashion, light and shadow, quiet moments (mirroring the introvert in her), moments that exemplify the environment and the beauty in people as a whole when you sit down and talk with them.

Denise uses Instagram (@denise.laurinaitis) to share her current work.