Back in September I finally made it to this great city. Like most people I first visited New York through a TV screen. Since the dawn of cinema this city has been one of Hollywood’s favourite backdrops and consequently New York’s reputation precedes her. To anyone who has ever watched classic films such as Wall Street, Taxi Driver, Ghostbusters or The Way We Were, the streets are oddly familiar. Just walking the sidewalks you get a sense of being part of something pretty big. It doesn’t matter that you don’t belong there, it doesn’t matter if you’re there with purpose or on a whim. Just the fact that you’re there at all, taking it in, makes you feel part of it – whatever it is.
The history of this fantastic city has interested me for as long as I can remember. Centuries of immigration into this small corner of America has resulted in such a rich melting pot of culture; language, architecture, art, religion, technology, commerce, food, finance and fashion all mixed together with a healthy dose of gumption!
So with two cameras, a stack of film and seven days to play with… we planned to see everything! Jet-lag kicked in and we quickly realised this was an exhaustive task, but persevered nevertheless. We came, we saw, we walked, we shopped, we talked, we ate, we drank, we walked some more and all in all it was just awesome…
This series of photographs was featured on the über cool travel blog Fernwehosophy last month.
Captured on Kodak Portra Film | Order Prints Here