A New York State of Mind


There's something about New York that is unlike any other city I've been to. It's the contradiction of the city -- the homeless living alongside the rich; the green spaces of Chelsea next to the dirty, narrow lanes of SoHo; the curved architecture of the Guggenheim next to the sharp angles of it's neighbouring buildings.

Taking the subway feels like travelling to completely different cities at times. You descend into the dirty, noisy platform and ascend into a new world. A world that could contain anything, and often contains the exact opposite of what you expected.

One thing is guaranteed though -- it's always exciting.

It's a city that puts you in a strange state of mind. There's always so much going on, and because of this you feel like you should be going out and doing something 24 hours a day. You're always switched on, constantly seeking the next challenge. Memories of places that you've never been to flood your mind, triggered by the countless movies and TV shows that you've seen set in this amazing town.

I can't wait to go back.

I did a lot of experimenting with shooting in black and white on this trip. Colour photos are coming, but unfortunately I managed to lose about two days worth of them. Don't ask me how, because I have no idea.


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