As you may know, I am a fan of architecture, straight lines and bold colors. This is why I have started to experiment with editing tools that can help me go beyond traditional photo editing and combine my photos with design elements. Abstracture is the name of a new series of works that I hope you will enjoy… Today, for my first Episode, I felt kindof blue…;)
I am always curious to know what a building under construction is going to be. Back in January 2010, NY Developer Sheldon Solow sold a small piece of his 9.2-acre East River development site to the city’s School Construction Authority for $33.25 million.
The 23,581-square-foot parcel located at the northeast corner of First Avenue and 35th Street, in Kips Bay, was until now a no-man’s-land. Today, we can see progress has been made in building what will probably become a public school very soon. This shows that with persistence and patience, anything can happen. So maybe this 2nd avenue Subway will arrive eventually, one day…? I sure hope to be around to photograph this myth come true!
One of my favorite buildings in NY is the Grace Building. The Grace building was designed principally by architect Gordon Bunshaft, and completed in 1974. One of the notable aesthetic attributes of the building is the concave vertical slope of its north and south facades. The building was commissioned by the W.R. Grace Company, and was also used by the Deloitte & Touche, LLP formerly Deloitte Haskins & Sells. However, today it is inhabited by several other organizations, most notably AOL Time Warner and Limited Brands.
This building is located at 1114 Avenue of the Americas (also known as Sixth Avenue), but the main entrance is on 42nd Street, between 5th and 6th. It overlooks two other beautiful NY landmarks: Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. The building size is approximately 1,518,000 rentable square feet, and sits on a site approximately 67,875 square feet.
Today, I took my new lens (a Canon super wide angle) out for a stroll and I am amazed by its capabilities. It is as if my vision has been constricted until now. I am now envisioning all the new visual possibilities: the architectural structures, the landscapes, etc. We are going to have so much fun, me & my camera!
I am also going to try and do more black and white. For someone who loves bold colors, it is going to be a nice challenge.
I am starting today with a new building that is still under construction by my home. Stay tuned for much more! and Happy Easter/Passover!
PS: Alas, no bunnies for me to shoot as my dog strictly refused to wear his rabbit ears this year
I am a huge fan of architecture and New York is the perfect place for me. So today I visited my accountant for my taxes when all of a sudden I stood up in his office, zoomed in on the building across his window and said ” oh my god! I got to take a picture of this building!”…In this city you just never know when you are going to encounter something beautiful…
I rarely get impressed by a hotel but this beautiful gem really wins the prize for me: The Viceroy Anguilla. Located on the UK island of Anguilla, The Viceroy modern architectural forms interplay with the natural environment, while sophisticated, contemporary interiors by designer Kelly Wearstler add rich textural contrast. As someone who appreciates pure and simple architectural design, I was in heaven and my camera too!
Today, I think my fellow photographer/blogger Marina will appreciate this post… This is my own rendition of the Williamsburg Bridge and its surroundings from pictures I took earlier this summer…Alas, it does not make me warmer just to think about summer! Brrrrrrr!