2. Photographer George Steinmetz Exhibits New York From Above
The Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center as seen from the roof of Saks Fifth Avenue. Photo by George Steinmetz
George Steinmetz is best known for his exploration photography. As a regular contributor to National Geographic and GEO Magazine, he set out to discover the few remaining secrets in our world today, such as remote deserts and obscure cultures. It was of great interest to learn that he set his lens on New York, and in particular, New York from up above.
His current exhibit and accompanying book, “New York Air,” is a spectacular view of our parks, rooftops and massive infrastructure. Steinmetz captures iconic places like Central Park, Times Square, the High Line and One World Trade Center. He captures New Yorkers going about their daily lives, at work and at play, sunbathing on the Sheep Meadow in Central Park, ice skating at Wollman Rink and soaking up the sun in Coney Island.
“New York Air” will be on view through January 31, 2016 at Anastasia Photo, 143 Ludlow Street. His book can also be purchased as the gallery.