Born and raised in New York City to a family of creatives, Timothy McGurr AKA 13thWitness has always had a very specific way of seeing things—a knack for perspectives that ultimately turned him into the powerhouse photographer he is today. After an unmotivated graduation from City As High School at 17, Timothy moved to Tokyo to expand his horizons, where he ultimately lived for three years, learning to language and developing his entirely self-taught craft.

Now, over 10 years later, his career has taken off full force, directing and editing music videos, lending his talents as tour photographer to the likes of John Mayer and Drake, shooting for every major brand under the sun, and boasting a 630K-deep legion of highly loyal Instagram fans.

Using Dorith Mous’ quote “Isn’t New York for everybody?” from the DKNY FW14 campaign video as inspiration, we had Timmy dig into his digital crates and provide us with some of his favorite NYC-centric flicks. Bare witness…