05 September 2008

larger than life

Park Avenue @ East 33rd Street / New York, New York
The glazed green brickwork on this building caught my eye while walking up Park Avenue the other night to catch the train. The way it was lit upwards from below really seemed to accentuate the vertical lines of the structure soaring skyward. The over sized billboard of the fashion model (so typical of Manhattan) placed at a 90 degree to the facade only further emphasized the "largeness" of it all - it was as if she was standing there leaning on the wall looking down on me. And that she was shot in black & white allowed her to maintain her own presence in the scene without competing against the surrounding colors. I felt very .. small.

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