New York: a beautiful catastrophe

French architect and designer, Le Corbusier, accurately called New York a beautiful catastrophe. This is why the city is so fun to photograph whether you are a visitor, resident or a true New Yorker. I am working on a new series of images based on the inevitable marriage between architecture and sky. I realize this isn’t an original concept, but I am having fun with it and that’s all that matters. There are three things I love most about this project.  Firstly, getting different shades of blue (or no blue whatsoever) out of the sky depending on the weather on a particular day.  Secondly, exaggerating the feeling of smallness the immense sky gives the architecture. And lastly, creating an illusion of space that exists by framing the image in a specific way and allowing for an overwhelming presence of the sky.  Oftentimes, this is impossible, but at least I am making an attempt with an idea in mind. It is nice to always be looking for something specific visually. Below you will find a few images I have been working with; many more to come as I haven’t found my favorite yet. Have a great weekend and see you next week with some new recipes!

photo 2

Greenwich Village

shoes hanging-0664


photo 1


mum march 2013-2

Lower East Side


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