New York is the city whose neighborhoods and buildings are recognized worldwide. It is known as the Global Village, and as the center of the cultural world. All artists dream of being part of the creative scene. Music, paint, literature, film, fashion and photography seem to blend to create New York’s unique human landscape.
At Raymond Vega Photography, we’re inspired by all aspects of New York’s cultural complexity, and asked our talented model to pose in Central Park, the city streets and next to the world’s tallest buildings.
The Big City’s architecture played an important role in the way we shot that day (and it took us a whole day to shoot in NYC). The building form most closely associated with New York City is the skyscraper, which has controversially shifted many commercial and residential districts from low-rise to high-rise. And, even though the city is surrounded mostly by water, the city has amassed one of the largest and most varied collection of skyscrapers in the world.
NYC has architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles spanning distinct historical and cultural periods. These include the Woolworth Building, an early Gothic revival skyscraper with large-scale gothic architectural detail, the Art Deco design of the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building with their tapered tops and steel spires.
From dawn to dusk, the buildings reflected the magic of the day, and we felt like magicians that tapped into an unknown power. We walked all day through the entire city, but still do not know where we got the energy to continue.