@2016 by Carlos P. Beltran

Louis Mendes was born in Jamaica, Queens, 76 years ago. When he discovered photography he immediately fell in love with composition and cameras that would be considered vintage nowadays. I spent a couple of days with him as he photographed New York on instant film.

This piece was produced exclusively for The New York Post on assignment in New York City.

Shot in one day. Final cut delivered to the Post's production department 1 week after wrap-up.

 Capturing NYC Portraits in One Shot 

40 years of portraits in NYC