Under the FDR Drive

Earlier this year, I took an architectural photography class with photographer Erieta Attali, author of the book In Extremis: Landscape into Architecture  at Columbia University GSAPP. I’m a self-taught photographer, apart from a few weeks with photographer Mark Lyon, known for his  work in the Maison de Verre  in Paris and on tour with MGMT. As such, the transition to architectural/fine art photographer was a unique challenge. As a journalist, I can usually present a series of images to represent one place, but for the class I wanted to capture both the essence of a place and what might have been overlooked all in one image.  I sought to frame the city and to show the “Untapped” sides of New York.

Without further ado:


Garage, Lincoln Center

The Juilliard School

Glenwood Power Plant, Yonkers

Washington Heights, public park

FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island

Glenwood Power Plant, Yonkers

Chinatown, empty, post-snow

Coney Island Boardwalk

Coney Island Subway Station

Lincoln Center, early morning fog

Lincoln Center, morning

Behind the Grand Staircase, The Juilliard School

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