New York City in February can be as beautiful as it is seemingly dismal. A quick walk around Midtown can show you the whole spectrum in one eye sweep of the landscape. [Read more…] about New York City Photography: A Cold Winter’s Night
They say that the environment affects the artist. Such as how WWI affected Hemingway and the South affected Faulkner. But I believe that the opposite is true. I think the environment as viewed through the artist’s eyes, or words, or lens, in this case, can be affected by the artist. [Read more…] about A Black and White Summer in the City: A Photo Blog
In the heart of New York City, there is a tiny section named Pershing Square. However, in all of Manhattan, there is more asked of this little square than of any other neighborhood. Located directly outside Grand Central Station it serves as a gateway to all who exit the old, Art Deco designed train station. Emerging from it’s doors is like a trip back in time and a welcome to the modernity of the city all in a first glance.
As the sun goes down over New York you can feel a change coming over the city. It’s not that the city awakens because as we all know, it never truly sleeps. It’s more like a mood change. If you put a soundtrack to it, it wouldn’t be a full symphony orchestra or an operatic aria. It would a lone whining saxophone filling the gray night air (think an abstraction from The Love Supreme); much different than the frantic piano piece of the hectic work day. (think Flight of the Bumble Bee) It’s the sound of the endless possibility of victory, defeat, or both. When the night falls over New York City anything can happen and usually does.
I always keep my compact camera in my pocket every where I go. It’s so convenient to take out and snap pictures when the moment is right. It’s quicker to point and shoot and less clumsy on a crowded sidewalk than my iPhone or Nikon D90.
Recently, I took a walk down 5th. The setting sun was dead in my eyes as I walked down town from my apartment on 55th to the Library. I had my compact and was snapping as much as I could on the way.