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City Blues

Up & Oculus

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Beneath the iconic spine of the Oculus in New York City, a hopeful upward gaze reveals an awe-inspiring sight. As you stand within this architectural marvel, your eyes are drawn toward the sky beyond. The Oculus, with its graceful, rib-like structure, creates a sense of ascending into the infinite.

Above you, the oculus-shaped skylight bathes the interior in a soft, diffused light. Its circular design symbolises unity and continuity, a reminder that even in the heart of a bustling metropolis, moments of tranquillity and connection can be found. Looking upward the curve of the spine offers a feeling of hope and optimism.

The scale of the space makes you feel small yet grounded in something greater. It's as if the Oculus invites you to look beyond the mundane and reach for the extraordinary. The architecture seems to channel the energy and ambition of the city itself, urging you to dream big and aspire to new heights.

The City Blues Collection

Photographing New York, a city of immense contrast, with its relentless pace, towering skyscrapers, and melting pot of cultures. As a visitor, I find myself drawn to its energy and complexity, and on my recent trip, I wanted to capture the essence of the city through my photographs. The blue and yellow tones in my series represent the struggle and the hope that are so integral to the New York experience. The city is notorious for its brutal competitiveness, but it is also a place where dreams can come true with hard work and determination.

Through my photo editing, I wanted to depict the multifaceted nature of New York, showcasing both its gritty, urban side alongside its shining moments of triumph. Each photo in the series tells a story about the city, using colour to reflect the various shades of the New York experience. From the cold blues that symbolise the challenges evident in the city to the warm yellows that represent the promise of success, these photos are a testament to the resilience and diversity of New York.

Whether you're a native New Yorker or a visitor like myself, these photos offer a glimpse into the city's many layers. They serve as a reminder that in a place as complex as New York, success and struggle often go hand in hand and that the journey to the top is rarely a straightforward one.

As a photographer, I believe that photography is a powerful medium for capturing the spirit of a place, photography as an art form has a wonderful ability to tell stories that transcend borders and cultures. The City Blues collection of blue and yellow photos from New York offers a unique perspective on the city, highlighting its complexity and the endless opportunities it presents.