We’re back from summer break with a new post for “I Like A Leica.” This time around, we’ll focus on abstracts.
Three of these images were made in subway stations; two of them are from the same station, at Herald Square. This is a station that I walked through day after day on my way to my studio in Midtown; the concrete ceiling in the tunnel that leads to the 35th Street exit has always fascinated me for some reason, and of several frames that I shot of it over the course of a week, this is the most interesting one.
A stairway at the 42nd Street station leading to a subway platform catches light from a skylight above, creating an intricate geometric pattern of light and shadow on the concrete floor.
At 92nd Street and 2nd Avenue, two brick supports slice into the edges of a skyscraper that rises on the opposite block, creating a stark contrast between glass and steel and brick and mortar.
Another photograph from the 34th Street station tunnel: in this image, I deliberately concentrated on the closest part of the ceiling as a small group of commuters clustered at the far end tunnel, throwing them out of focus.
Lastly, this is a straghtforward 50mm Summicron black and white shot of an interesting “tiled” building that went up in East Harlem a few years back.
That does it for this week. Stay tuned for more “I Like A Leica” in September!