Wednesday, March 5, 2008

capturing nyc in a french way, totally romantic!

I flipped through this little book, New York City - A State Of Mind, at Barnes and Noble sometime last year and was very impressed with these sort of romantic-artsy and over exposed-ish photographs. I think this book should be in the photography section rather than in its tourism section, even though it features touristy landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Grand Central Station, the Flatiron Building, F.A.O. Schwartz, and Central Park-as well as local favorites like Balthazar, Spring Street, the Puck Building, and the Southern-style bar Live Bait. It is definitely not a regular travel photobook. But anyway, the French photographer, Bruno Moyen took all of these pictures to woo a lover to come live with him in New York City. A great love letter!

Below are some of his pinhole pictures of New York City, taken with camera obscura. These photographs look like very old and vintage and yet they seem timeless.

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