New York City
“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.”
– Tom Wolfe
NYC Architecture Spotlight
As anybody who steps foot in New York City for the first time, I was blown away by its immensity. No need to possess a background in Architecture to enjoy the splendor of the buildings. Which was too breathtaking not to photograph. What pushed me in buying my very first DSLR was indeed the beauty of New York City.
I wanted to capture every detail of it. Looking up, looking down, NYC Architecture never ceases to amaze me. It always blows my mind how much work is in the detail and how you can stumble into a brand new architectural surprise at every corner in town. It is always when you expect it the least, maybe even in the street you have been living on for years. But suddenly, here it is, a detail you hadn’t noticed before.
If you ask numerous New Yorkers what their favorite place in the city is, a fair amount will give you the same answer: Central Park! It might seem strange to select a park as a preferred place in a city dominated by such gorgeous architecture. Yet, it only makes sense. When you spend your day in a crowded and loud place, it is only natural to seek peace and space in the most magical location.
And when your neighborhood greenery is Central Park, you are luckiest New Yorker indeed!
NYC Street Photography
If there is something undeniable for everybody living in or exploring New York City, it is its distinctive energy. Day or night, through good or bad days, New York never stops moving. It is easy to get caught in the middle of its chaos. That is what being a New Yorker is after all.
There are also two sides of New York City. It all depends of where you stand. From above, at the top of one of its many skyscrapers, the city seems so peaceful and quiet. But from the streets, the feeling is quite the opposite and you are drawn to the noisy madness.
In this urban jungle that is New York, everything is possible.