Sunday, 22 July 2018

New York City Photos, Part 3: Manhattan Textures

“From where we stand, the rain seems random.
If we could stand somewhere else, we could see the order in it.”
- Tony Hillerman, American Author, 1925-2008

Confession: I love the textures of a city: the feel, the quirkiness, the patterns, the aromas, the sounds, the unexpected delights.

New York has those textures in spades. Everything is in your face, 24/7. I have to find interior spaces in my own mind to cope with the enormity of the external stimulation. And that’s where my camera comes in, because it nurtures that precious interior space. In fact, my photographs help me make sense of the world.

Which, of course, makes wandering around a large city such a pleasure.

The eleven photos that I’ve posted below all help me appreciate New York City even more. To pick up on Tony Hillerman’s thoughts, these photos oblige me to stand somewhere else so that I can see the order. Some people say that they don’t know what they think until they hear themselves saying it. The corollary for me is this: there are things I don’t understand until I see my photos of them.


Next week, I’m planning a fourth blog post featuring photos from New York City.

Wicker basket reflection in the early morning sun

Atrium, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Detail from Thornton Dial’s powerful History Refused to Die (2004),
 Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mannequin fingers, Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shop

Chelsea architecture #1

Chelsea architecture #2

Chelsea architecture #3

High Line #1

High Line #2

Detail, Hudson Yard development project

Rope sculpture near Times Square

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