City Views

Hong Kong 1283 thumbnail
Hong Kong 1289 thumbnail
Hong Kong 1290 thumbnail
Hong Kong 1305 thumbnail
Boston 081 thumbnail
Boston 038 thumbnail
New York 347 thumbnail
New York 142 thumbnail
New York 131 thumbnail
New York 148 thumbnail
New York 049 thumbnail
New York 115 thumbnail
New York 446 thumbnail
New York 906 thumbnail
New York 917 thumbnail
San Francisco 052 thumbnail
Hong Kong 1283

Hong Kong 1283

Hong Kong 1289

Hong Kong 1289

Hong Kong 1290

Hong Kong 1290

Hong Kong 1305

Hong Kong 1305

Boston 081

Boston 081

Boston 038

Boston 038

New York 347

New York 347

New York 142

New York 142

New York 131

New York 131

New York 148

New York 148

New York 049

New York 049

New York 115

New York 115

New York 446

New York 446

New York 906

New York 906

New York 917

New York 917

San Francisco 052

San Francisco 052

Ongoing study.

I am an observer of buildings. My brand of street photography deals with the built environment and the effect that structures have on the space they occupy and influence. On a typical street outing, my gaze is slightly above street level. I seek a particular “view” when the buildings seem to reach a heightened state of interaction. I frame a composition that maximizes the visual dynamic of the composition through layering, juxtaposition, contrast, and forms.

In many ways the city and its buildings is like a forest with its trees. Individual participants each with unique characteristics define a collective whole. The visual exercise is framing views of the collective so that the arrangement becomes the subject as opposed to an individual building (architectural building portrait) or the entire city (skyline or aerial). Through isolation using a long lens and removal of context by minimizing sky and street level evidence, the scene is abstracted and the structures with their facades, forms, textures, and colors, becomes the palette for the image.