In New York City clouds and skies are a mere reflection on the glasses of modernity built by men. Geometric structures seem to triumph over nature, there is little space for green. Sure there is central park, the lung of New York, but even from there a background of glass and steel arises over the horizon and the skyscraper seem to compete for the clouds.
Photographed in March and April of 2018.
In January of 2019 I had the pleasure to photograph the lovely and talented violinist Cynthia Bihary (sinoki) and her tool – that is of course the violin. The location we chose set the tone for the shoot; a beautiful old graveyard in Vienna. By coincidence this graveyard was also the original burying ground of one of the most famous musicians, Wolfang Amadeus Mozart. We channelled the old spirits and the particular mood of the place for the shooting, which lasted a couple of hours. I will present shots from this session in two parts. Following is the first part.
Shot in New York City in April 2018.
The art déco style can be seen as a continuation of the art nouveau style or Jugentstil style which increased in popularity in the Western World around WW I. Art deco formalises the language of Jugentstil, gets more structured and formalised but retains some playful elements of art nouveau. The style was popular in New York in the beginning of the 1930s and can be seen in Manhattan – if one looks close enough.
Looking Up in New York on a day in April 2018.