There is so much to photograph in New York City, but lately there has been a lot of talk of how to get a new and fresh vantage point, to take the shot that doesn’t exist, or at least exists a lot less. How do you get that in one of the most photographed places?
You keep your ear to the tracks as it were, and be up for opportunities when they appear. Like partaking in a little happy hour at a friend of a friend’s, with a little Friday night conversation and a few moments of photography.
I have yet to visit the WTC Memorial. I was here in NY when all this happened, so I don’t feel the need exactly to ‘check it out.’ I have been participating in it for 10 years already, with millions of others – I am not unique in that in any way.
The group of us talked a little bit of the towers, and how they used to look, towering over the plaza below. I can sense their volumes with the help of the squares cut into the plaza, that is for sure.
That feeling I think would be hard to get without this kind of vantage point. So I thank our host for his generosity on the evening, and the view…