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Chrysler Heights

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The Chrysler Building is one of the most iconic and recognisable buildings in New York City. Its art deco crown has been photographed countless times from above, showcasing its grandeur and elegance. However, for me, the building's true impact can be felt when looking up at it from the ground. Even in the shadow of newer and taller buildings, the Chrysler Building remains a testament to human achievement and the enduring spirit of New York City.

This photograph captures the building from below, emphasising its imposing height and intricate details. The perspective allows the viewer to appreciate the building's place in history and its significance to the city. The Chrysler Building was a crucial part of New York's development, contributing to its reputation, speed, and accomplishments. It also symbolises the city's resilience, as it has withstood the test of time and remained a beloved landmark despite facing challenges and changes over the years.

The reflection in the modern window adds a layer of complexity to the image, highlighting both the building's beauty and decay. It is a poignant reminder of the progress of the city and the passing of time. Through the reflection, we can see the juxtaposition of the old and new, the past and present, the grandeur and the decay. It is a reflection of the city itself, with all its contradictions.

As a photographer, I strive to capture not just the image but also the story behind the subject. In this photograph, I aimed to capture the spirit of New York City as embodied by the Chrysler Building. Its grandeur, its history, its resilience, and its contradictions and how they all come together in this iconic structure, making it a timeless symbol of the city's spirit and character.

Chrysler Heights is a photograph of the Chrysler Building from below, it's a tribute to the enduring spirit of New York City and its most beloved landmarks. Its grandeur, history, and resilience are captured through the lens of the camera, while the reflection in the modern window adds a layer of complexity and depth to the image. It is how art can tell a story of place, people, and time, the power of photography to capture something unique.

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.