The final round of NYC photos from last month’s Out of New York Photo Conference. I never thought I’d finish…whew! This time the images are from the Sunday workshop Michael Muraz and I led around lower Manhattan. It was a very long day, starting with a 4:30am wake-up call to catch the sunrise in Brooklyn…it was worth it but I’m so not a morning person. We ended in Jersey City for some sunset skyline shots. You can see those photos in my first blog post from NYC here. This post will focus on the in-between shots. Starting with our walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.
This was a tough location, I really found it difficult to avoid the cliche shots everyone has made. Regardless, it was a beautiful morning with perfect weather…maybe not my best work but glad I finally walked the bridge after so many visits to NYC.
After grabbing breakfast we checked out New York by Gehry. Always a favorite architect and the first time I’ve photographed a skyscraper of his. Usually his buildings aren’t quite so tall, think the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (which you can photograph with us on our next workshop in February…sorry for the shameless mention 😉 Check here for all the details). But, it was equally as fun to photograph. No shortage of abstract options with all the bends and curves. I’m only going to share a couple here but as you can imagine there are many other versions, head over here if you’re dying to see them.
Next up, the Fulton Center. Per usual, way too many shots here. Trying to limit what I share in the post but once again more images here.
Next, the Oculus at the World Transportation Center Hub designed by yet another favorite architect, Santiago Calatrava (he also designed the Milwaukee Art Museum, if you’re familiar with the MAM you’ll immediately recognize his style). He’s said the wings of the structure are likened to a child’s hands releasing a bird.
Because this structure is an abstract photographer’s heaven I’ll break this up into a couple sections in this post. We walked through various parts of the hub at different times so I’m sticking with our timeline for simplicity and to not overwhelm. Though, this post is a most definitely on the image-heavy/overwhelming side. Oh well….lots of locations and so much great architecture.
Across the street from the Oculus is the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Great design and a fun reflective surface, especially with the great clouds we encountered.
One quick shot of 4 WTC because the reflections and clouds were just too good to pass up.
Then we stopped by Brookfield Place, a shopping mall with some fun photo ops. Abstract once again. Just three below but, shocker, there are more over here.
Now, back to the Transportation Hub for more abstracts, and because indecision is a serious problem you can see about a million more shots from this location here.
An unplanned stop but glad we wandered over to photograph 56 Leonard, dubbed “Jenga Tower”, for obvious reasons.
One final image of the 1 World Trade Center, the Oculus and, I believe, 7 WTC…
Thanks so much for sticking around for this insanely long post. And a big thank you to the participants of our workshop who all stuck with us until the very end. It was a long 14 hours but so much fun and so much great architecture along the way.
Also, as I mentioned in my last blog post and earlier in this post, Michael and I will be hosting another workshop in February of next year, this time in sunny Los Angeles. Perfect to escape our, likely, cold winter. If you’re interested and would like more details or to register head over here. The early bird rate applies until December 15.
If you still haven’t had enough, here’s a link to all the images from the conference (I stuck with B&W images in this post but many were edited in color as well). Enjoy!