New York in Long Exposure

It is inevitable that images of iconic buildings come to mind every time you think of New York City.  This vibrant city houses a wide variety of architectural styles that range from Gothic and Art Deco, to modern metal and glass skyscrapers.  That gives it an interesting and unique contrast in its style making it a mandatory destination for who we are lovers of architectural photography.

However it’s not only the famous buildings of the city that make it interesting.  They are also the speed and intensity with which its inhabitants live day to day.  It is an astonishing metropolis, which mixes endless cultures that keep a perfect synergy in the midst of a very organized chaos.  Therefore, is enough to set foot in Manhattan to get this almost indescribable energy level and as a result, to want to go for a walk with camera in hand to document it once again.  This, regardless of the millions of times it has been photographed.

Why the city of New York?

I had the opportunity to visit this city for the first time almost 30 years ago as a teenager when I still didn’t know that I was going to become an architectural photographer.  However, I vividly remember the fascination I felt in the first moment I stood in its streets admiring such an amazing city.  Same fascination that remains today.  New York city is one of the most visited and photographed cities in the world and it is perhaps a jewel of modern architecture, which with its incessant development, is constantly changing and renewing itself.  Always maintaining itself as a Mecca of architectural photography.  It is the capital of the world after all.

I wanted to develop this project not only because of my great admiration for New York but also for my love for one of the photographic techniques of my preference, the long exposure both day and night.  In this way I wanted to capture both the majesty of a unique, impeccable and imposing architecture as well as the vitality and agitation of a city that never sleeps.