This is one of my series documenting New York City street scenes. As a New Yorker just starting her life in the city, I have gained my own understanding of it. However, at the same time, I constantly feel alien to the city and struggle to fit in. This series is my way to explore the lives of New Yorkers or Americans writ large. These photos capture the easily ignored, everyday cliches of the streets of New York, reflecting the fast pace of life in the city and the problems that follow, but most importantly, they have put forward my interpretation of American people's tireless but flawed pursuit of freedom. I feel like that only as an outsider could I have observed New York with such an intimate but estranged point of view.