Intersection

Intersection

Anyone who’s walked around a city looking up at the grandeur of the towering buildings knows how small you can feel amid such giants. With my ongoing Intersection series, I wanted to instead look down from those dizzying heights and capture an unusual and altered perspective on the familiar and rhythmic city life below. While there’s undeniable beauty in abstracting architecture into angles and reflections, I was fascinated even more by the unique character of each city that could still be perceived from far above.

In New York, you feel the energy and flow of the city—the constant stream of yellow taxis lining the avenues, the waves of pedestrians hurriedly crossing at the change of traffic signals, little figures disappearing into the subway stations, the chorus of honking horns and sirens. High above the streets of other cities it’s quite different. In Tokyo, for example, the order and geometry of perfectly parallel lines, precise angles, and thoughtful proportion reflect the society’s meticulous attention to detail and artistic presentation.

I’ve also returned to some locations to photograph at different times of day. The feeling of a city from above completely changes from daytime through twilight and into darkness.

Midtown, New York City

 Midtown, New York City

Midtown, New York City

 Midtown, New York City

Midtown, New York City

 Ginza, Tokyo

Ginza, Tokyo

 Midtown East, New York City

Midtown East, New York City

 6th Avenue, New York City

6th Avenue, New York City

 Bryant Park, New York City

Bryant Park, New York City

 Bryant Park, New York City

Bryant Park, New York City

 Midtown, New York City

Midtown, New York City

 Financial District, New York City

Financial District, New York City

 Herald Square, New York City

Herald Square, New York City

 Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 42nd Street, New York City

42nd Street, New York City

 42nd Street, New York City

42nd Street, New York City

 6th Avenue, New York City

6th Avenue, New York City

 Midtown, New York City

Midtown, New York City

 Chelsea, New York City

Chelsea, New York City

 Chelsea, New York City

Chelsea, New York City

 Empire State Building, New York City

Empire State Building, New York City

 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City

 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City

 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York City

 Midtown, New York City

Midtown, New York City

 Bryant Park, New York City

Bryant Park, New York City

 Bryant Park, New York City

Bryant Park, New York City

 Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

 Ginza, Tokyo

Ginza, Tokyo

 Herald Square, New York City

Herald Square, New York City

 6th Avenue, New York City

6th Avenue, New York City

 Chelsea, New York City

Chelsea, New York City

 42nd Street, New York City

42nd Street, New York City

 42nd Street, New York City

42nd Street, New York City

 Ginza, Tokyo

Ginza, Tokyo

 6th Avenue, New York City

6th Avenue, New York City

 Midtown, New York City

Midtown, New York City

 California Street, San Francisco

California Street, San Francisco

 Chelsea, New York City

Chelsea, New York City

 Midtown, New York City

Midtown, New York City