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Manhattan Steel

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The Manhattan Bridge, an iconic suspension bridge connecting Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn, she stands tall and proud in this blue and yellow photograph, symbolising both harshness and hope. As a favourite subject among photographers, she has been famously captured from various angles, including the warehouses framing her from Dumbo's Washington Street, which has become a classic composition.

For me, this photograph represents more than just a beautiful scene. It reflects the journey and struggles that many have faced in the city, you see her in the distance and she lures you in, when you get there you see more of the New York Skyline, and she calls to you from across the water. The harshness of the city's challenging environment is represented in the cold blue tones of the photograph. Yet, the bright yellow adds a glimmer of hope, signifying the possibility that lay across the bridge.

The Manhattan Bridge itself has a rich history dating back to its opening in 1909. It was a technological marvel of its time, with its innovative design and construction. The bridge has since played a significant role in the city's development, serving as a vital transportation link for daily commuters and contributing to the growth of the surrounding neighbourhoods, each person making the journey in hope of something more

This upward shot blue and yellow photograph of the Manhattan Bridge captures both the beauty and history of New York City, reminding us of the perseverance each us has within to overcome any obstacles along our daily journey.

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.