Waterfall in the City – Theme Week: Oddities (5/8)

Waterfall in the City

Waterfalls in the city? How odd!

I was very excited to be in New York City during the time of the New York City Waterfalls art exhibit. The exhibit brought together two of my favorite things to photograph – New York and waterfalls. The waterfalls were created by artist Olafur Eliasson and were installed between June and October 2008. I thought they were quite a stunning installation. Moving water and waterfalls are beautiful and unexpected in a city, especially under the Brooklyn Bridge (which was my favorite).

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The Skyline – Theme Week: New York City (7/7)

New York City

I thought it would be appropriate to wrap up the New York City theme with this skyline picture. This is also one of my top 5 favorite pictures, as it was the first time this type of picture turned out the way I wanted it to. The Manhattan skyline is breathtaking and the blue, the building lights, and the reflection on the water make for an awesome postcard-like picture.

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Mobile Youth – Theme Week: New York City (6/7)

Mobile Youth

I have often thought about doing a series of pictures of people distracted by their mobiles. As someone who is also often enveloped on whatever is happening on that small screen, I find the paradox fascinating – we are more connected than ever, yet because of that more disconnected than ever. I was walking on the High Line – a wonderful and innovate park in Manhattan – and saw these two girls. I thought it was interesting that they were both fully enveloped int heir phones, yet both facing each other while doing this. Social antisocial interactions. It was clear to me that mobiles have clearly changed people and those who have grown up always knowing smartphones and access everywhere are different from those who remember a time when we weren’t always connected.

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One World Trade Center – Theme Week: New York City (5/7)

One World Trade Center

I have always loved skyscrapers, as I have mentioned before. With such an amazing skyline, driving into NYC was always a highlight for me. Seeing the colossal twin towers peek over the horizon was always the sign that we were approaching NYC and I would always get butterflies in my stomach from the excitement. I never liked the actual look of the buildings, but I loved how dominate and massive they were. Returning to NYC after a long time and seeing the whole in the skyline partially replaced is healing and refreshing. I like the design of the the new One World Trade Center. I find it simple and elegant. Looking up from the ground, you really get an appreciation for the size of the building.

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Flight Club – Theme Week: New York City (4/7)

Flight Club

You know you are no longer young enough to be cool when teenagers use words you don’t understand or talk about TV shows, Internet channels, and stores you have never heard of. My godson wanted to go to Flight Club in NYC. It’s a sneaker store. It has no sign outside and a very urban design inside. While he tried on what seemed like 100s of shoes, I gazed around the store people watching and looking at the store design.

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