Make it soon

This City that everyone was deeply attracted to for a reason other than glamour, money, power and fame, is quickly mutating to something else. A clean city now prone to satisfy a marketed state and country.

Or is it turning into a new kind of venom? Before we used to look for that dark and smelly street that had a unique scary but somehow captivating feel to it. That one street where you would make that one late night encounter.

Crime in the city was all around but behind its big headlines, something unique was being created. Artists from all kinds where making their slowly evolving debut but definitely shaping the city's character and racy feel.

Now it is all changing and turning into something that is too common to describe.

How far in New York do we have to go to capture the raw and unique that makes New York City so special.


Get that shot before it is too late.

I once kept passing by this industrial structure when heading to the city on a daily basis. At day, it did not look like much, but at night, it was a all different perspective. Something that made me wonder every single time. A vision to be caught that was so particular that I was telling myself every single time I would pass by "Got to get that shot" 

So for over 2 years I kept driving by looking at it and thinking how so representative of the New York industrial era this structure was. The light and surroundings were just perfect and I knew it would make a superb photograph. Sadly it was taken down to make room to a new highway. I was late.

It's been over 8 years now that this structure was brought down, but can't stop thinking about how great this photograph would've looked framed on a wall in someone's living room.

I once met with a photographer by the name of Tanguy whom told me once to always be ready to shoot. I remember him telling me "you should sleep with your camera" just like a writer keeps their notebook handy, same we should do holding our SLR or whatever gear we have. It becomes a part of you.