NYC from LIC
NYC from LIC
I've never been much of a morning person, but having a baby sure changed that. It also meant it was time for a 2 bedroom apartment and our days in Tribeca studio were over. So we found ourselves in a nice new place in Long Island City just across the East River on the Queens Riviera, with a great view of Manhattan. Since I was on the early shift with the baby, I'm suddenly witness to the sunrise regularly for the first time in my life too.
Every day it's a different light show as the sun hits the city across the East River. It's almost as if Manhattan is a distant mountain range, complete with alpen glow some days. As a photographer it would just be negligent not to shoot what's happening out there. It's also a unique opportunity to try and make different images of the same subject from the same vantage point. I have the luxury of time on my side. Many people come to the park in front of my building with their cameras to capture a lot of these same moments, but then they go home and they invariably miss what happened later or the next morning or week. It's all about waiting for light. Since I live there I get to pick the moments when things are the most dramatic. So here are a few of the many pictures, all taken from the same spot on my balcony, that have become the project - NYC from LIC.