In the first hours New York City feels like a rip-off to me. Until now most of what I've seen of New York was from a cinematic perspective mostly from above. And now looking from the bottom it's sure impressive but it feels like a huge blending facade, as do all the blinking and plain advertising billboards. It took me some time not to look up to the buildings but to look in front of me, at the people, at the environment, at all the lively quarrels around. Watching people, talking, shouting or wispering to people, trying to figure them out, finaly helps me to get a start at understanding this city. Everyone has it's role here, like the workers in a huge bee hive, but unlike them, the people here seem to believe it's possible to buy one-self into happiness. Altough first you have to make a living, right?
Enough talk for now, here are some impressions.
Photographic techniques are two-fold kind of representing the physical closeness of the people on the one hand (wide-angle) and the perceived distance of people on the other hand (tele). Some pictures were taken by my father, some by me.