A furry dressed as Tenderheart the Care Bear walks near Times Square, handing out Valentine's Day cards to passers-by.
A furry calling himself Lilpup walks through a taffy store on the boardwalk in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Rapid T. Rabbit, FreakyLynx (rear), and Foxwell Foxcoon walk down a street in Woodside, Queens, New York, after marching in the St. Patrick's for All Parade.
Furries perform with puppets during a live broadcast of the Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends cable access television show in New York, New York.
Rapid T. Rabbit stands in the crowd watching the opening ceremonies of the St. Patrick's for All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, New York.
Foxwell Foxcoon (center) and Lowen Kind wait in the basement of the civic center in Poughkeepsie, New York, after marching in the Kid's Expo parade.
Richard J. Concepcion, aka Rapid T. Rabbit, has produced the fur-friendly cable access television show "Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends" for 23 years.
A woman hugs a furry dressed as Tenderheart the Care Bear near the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.
Richard J. Concepcion (right), a.k.a. Rapid T. Rabbit, and Gary Shultz, a.k.a. Foxwell Foxcoon, share a bed in a hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey.
A furry calling himself Ren Fox hugs one of his plushies while a furry calling himself Silverfang puts on his fursuit in a hotel in Ocean City, New Jersey.
A sketch depicting two rabbits having sex in the notebook of a furry calling himself Kit, photographed in his apartment in Queens, New York.
Furries are a group of people who identify themselves not as being human but as a walking, sometimes talking animal. For some the lifestyle is complete, animal traits reach into every aspect of life from mundane trips to a grocery store to sexual fantasies. For others, involvement in the furry fandom is limited to public performances and meet-and-greets. The group I photographed in the greater New York area was composed of people who were just joining the fandom to those who had been involved for more than 20 years.