THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURES
I grew up in Queens and Long Island. I remember visiting Manhattan as a child and being in awe of all the large buildings and bustling energy that is New York City. When I got to college, Manhattan was a place to go hang and party when I was home on breaks. During the summers while I was in grad school, New York City was where I worked. I always loved older architecture and felt safe in the massive concrete and stone canyons of Manhattan. Gazing on the skyline of New York from a distance, the Empire State Building sits like an anchor near the center, holding everything in place. I love the simple stacked structure and art deco façade. And of course that spire that sits atop what was once the tallest building in the land. A recent business meeting in Manhattan didn’t go the way I had planned but something told me to bring my camera - just in case. So I got to turn lemons into lemonade that day capture some photos of an iconic structure that anchors my past to this City. Today I am grateful to have that connection.
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