Thursday, February 24, 2011

Christopher Thomas- New York Sleeps

Christopher Thomas

Looks like deja vu all over again! Didn't even have time to catch my breath from the last tour de force when  along comes yet another master photographer with a vision so overwhelmingly good it makes one buckle and cringe into nothingness- and I don't even like "night photography." As with all great photographers, Christopher Thomas gets the shots one walks by countless times (making mental notes that there's a photograph in there somewhere) and transforms them beyond what any of us could imagine!

New York Sleeps is one of the most magical, beautiful manifestations of my hometown that I've ever seen, while still managing to retain much of its innate grittiness. Never descending into postcard pictorialism, it instead favors a more Atgetian view- beauty and wonder, warts and all. Amazing!

Christopher Thomas

No comments: