WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. -- Photographer Armand Salmon is on a mission to prove street photography works in places like Wappingers Falls just as well as it does in the West Village, and he's doing it one photo; one day at a time.
Salmon, a 42-year-old systems analyst by day, made a name for himself as a photographer while living in Mount Vernon. His eye, along with his Fuji X100-S, helped him amass more than 2,000 followers on Instagram .
Salmon recently pulled up stakes and moved 54-miles up the Hudson River to Wappingers Falls. Now, instead of taking a train from Fleetwood into Manhattan, he hops in his Mazda 3 and drives to slightly quieter places like Hopewell Junction.
The change in scenery provided a challenge for Salmon's photography skills.
"It was one of the more difficult adjustments for me," Salmon said. "I used to be able to just jump down to the city, find a street and start taking photos. Up here you don't quite have the same element."
In an effort to expand his creative efforts, Salmon is now just over a month into a "365 project" where he plans on documenting Dutchess County and other parts of the Mid-Hudson Valley with one photo every day for the entire year.
"It's still a learning process," Salmon said of shooting outside of Manhattan's near-constant hustle. "I've caught a few surprise winners, though. Shots you don't immediately notice on the back of your camera."
Check out some of Salmons winners above. Keep track of his 365 project on his Instagram account .
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