Skip to content

Bricks Mortar & Progress

For more information about this artwork, please contact us.

{"id":44803847749864,"title":"Unframed \/ 600 x 400 mm","option1":"Unframed","option2":"600 x 400 mm","option3":null,"sku":"400x600-unframed-bricks-mortar-progress","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":41627904639208,"product_id":8348562096360,"position":1,"created_at":"2023-09-17T09:29:24+10:00","updated_at":"2023-09-17T09:29:41+10:00","alt":null,"width":1200,"height":1200,"src":"\/\/\/cdn\/shop\/files\/1200x800-transparent-unframed-bricks-mortar-progress.jpg?v=1694906981","variant_ids":[44803847749864,44803847782632,44803847815400]},"available":true,"name":"Bricks Mortar \u0026 Progress - Unframed \/ 600 x 400 mm","public_title":"Unframed \/ 600 x 400 mm","options":["Unframed","600 x 400 mm"],"price":39500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":null,"featured_media":{"alt":null,"id":34237602496744,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":1200,"width":1200,"src":"\/\/\/cdn\/shop\/files\/1200x800-transparent-unframed-bricks-mortar-progress.jpg?v=1694906981"}},"requires_selling_plan":false,"selling_plan_allocations":[]}

In this unique photograph, we see the Brooklyn Bridge from a perspective that deviates from the typical postcard view. This angle invites us to contemplate not just its iconic silhouette but also the deeper symbolism it carries.

As we look at the bridge from this new angle, we are reminded of the building blocks of any great city: bricks and mortar. The Brooklyn Bridge is more than just a structural marvel; it's a testament to human ingenuity and progress. Each brick, each section of mortar represents the dedication and labor of countless individuals who contributed to its construction in the late 19th century.

The bridge itself is a metaphorical and literal connection between two boroughs, Brooklyn and Manhattan, and it symbolizes progress on multiple levels. It signifies the progress of engineering and architectural techniques of its time, as well as the progress of New York City itself. It played a pivotal role in shaping the city's expansion, facilitating the movement of people, goods, and ideas.

This alternative perspective on the Brooklyn Bridge encourages us to reflect on the enduring values of hard work, collaboration, and innovation. It reminds us that even in our rapidly evolving world, the foundations of progress remain the same—solid, tangible, and built upon the collective efforts of many. This photograph captures not just a bridge but the very essence of growth and development that defines cities like New York.

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.