Stories Above New York: Capturing the City from Elevated Perches

From 2011-2013, I undertook a side project to photograph New York from from a distinct perspective: above the street, but below aerial. The project aimed to convey the sensory feeling and emotion associated with seeing the city from perches high above the streets, and was covered in Brick Underground, CityLab, Curbed NY, Gizmodo, Next City, Spacing Atlantic, Untapped Cities and the Wall Street Journal. George Bodarky interviewed me about the project for Cityscape, a program on NPR affiliate WFUV.

Columbus Circle from 7th floor, 4 Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle from 7th floor, 4 Columbus Circle

620 Fifth Avenue from 22nd floor, 477 Madison Avenue

620 Fifth Avenue from 22nd floor, 477 Madison Avenue

1 Fifth Avenue from 10th floor, NYU Kimmmel Center

1 Fifth Avenue from 10th floor, NYU Kimmmel Center

West St. from penthouse, 70 Little West Street

West St. from penthouse, 70 Little West Street

60th Street Tunnel entrance from rooftop, JetBlue HQ, 27-01 Queens Plaza

60th Street Tunnel entrance from rooftop, JetBlue HQ, 27-01 Queens Plaza

145 Hudson Street from 18th floor, 15 Thompson Street

145 Hudson Street from 18th floor, 15 Thompson Street

1185 Sixth Avenue from 10th floor, 1540 Broadway

1185 Sixth Avenue from 10th floor, 1540 Broadway

59th Street and Fifth Avenue from rooftop, 700 Fifth Avenue

59th Street and Fifth Avenue from rooftop, 700 Fifth Avenue

Unfinished Development, 421 Kent Avenue from rooftop, 440 Kent Avenue

Unfinished Development, 421 Kent Avenue from rooftop, 440 Kent Avenue

Midtown East from 24th floor, 1065 Sixth Avenue

Midtown East from 24th floor, 1065 Sixth Avenue

Water Tanks, NoMad from 18th floor, 80 Fifth Avenue

Water Tanks, NoMad from 18th floor, 80 Fifth Avenue

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 18th floor, 80 Fifth Avenue

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law from 18th floor, 80 Fifth Avenue

161, 201 West 16th Street from 18th floor, 80 Fifth Avenue

161, 201 West 16th Street from 18th floor, 80 Fifth Avenue

Ice Skating Rink, Bryant Park from 24th floor, 1065 Sixth Avenue

Ice Skating Rink, Bryant Park from 24th floor, 1065 Sixth Avenue

Downtown Manhattan from Cliff Street & Mountain Road, Union City, NJ

Downtown Manhattan from Cliff Street & Mountain Road, Union City, NJ

Verdi Square, 72 Street Subway Station from 34th floor, 3 Lincoln Center

Verdi Square, 72 Street Subway Station from 34th floor, 3 Lincoln Center

Benjamin Schlesinger Building from rooftop, 550 Grand Street

Benjamin Schlesinger Building from rooftop, 550 Grand Street

Water Taxis in Erie Basin, Red Hook

Water Taxis in Erie Basin, Red Hook

East River Houses from rooftop, 550 Grand Street

East River Houses from rooftop, 550 Grand Street

NoMad from 44th floor, New York Times Building

NoMad from 44th floor, New York Times Building

Yorkville from 44th floor, Hearst Tower

Yorkville from 44th floor, Hearst Tower

Equitable Building from penthouse, 70 Little West Street

Equitable Building from penthouse, 70 Little West Street

Bowery & Houston St. from rooftop, The Bowery House Hotel

Bowery & Houston St. from rooftop, The Bowery House Hotel

Williamsburg Bridge from rooftop, 550 Grand Street

Williamsburg Bridge from rooftop, 550 Grand Street

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