Capturing New York when it’s sleeping is not an easy task, but photographer Christopher Thomas has managed just that. Swide finds out where NY’s 8 million residents went to…
The City that sleeps
Before dawn, when the city is asleep, Thomas sets out in the twilight with his large-format camera—a field camera built for him by Linhof, which forces him to move slowly, as well as a tripod, a black cloth, and black-and-white Polaroid film. Capturing the city as it sleeps, this metropolis without people renders familiar landmarks such as Grand Central Station, Fifth Avenue, the Flatiron Building, Katz’s Restaurant, and the Brooklyn Bridge ghostly and ethereal.
Grand Central Terminal & Chrysler Building, 2008.
Grand Central Station 1, 2008
Fifth Avenue, 2001
The series ‘New York Sleeps’ will be published by Prestel on September 1st.
To see more in the series www.curators.de/en/artists/christopher-thomas
Source & Photo Credits: Christopher Thomas
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