Greyshot Arch in Autumn - A Central Park Impression
In looking at current photos of NYC, whether on the streets, in Grand Central Terminal, or below ground in the Subways, it's hard not to be unsettled by the eeriness the current medical emergency has brought to locations
typically brimming with humanity and the special bustle that is synonymous with Gotham.
So, a hopefully therapeutic look back to an inviting autumn afternoon last November, a time free of such anxiety. At first glance, one might cue in to the absence of humanity. But I can assure the viewer this was purely a momentary lull on a day lots of New Yorkers and visitors were enjoying Central Park, whether strolling or jogging under Greyshot Arch or as passengers crossing it on the West Drive in horse-drawn carriages. The busy crossing in the southwest corner of the Park was designed by Calvert Vaux.
So, rather than using eerie as a description, may I instead suggest ethereal, for the rendering of
the scene by the Kodak HIE Infrared black and white film in my camera on that autumn afternoon.
©2020 Steve Ember
Vinxi 19/03/2020 12:02It looks like someone was digging around in his freezer last fall. Steve, I live out in the countryside where even on a busy day things kind of look like the above picture. I would love to see a documentation of New York through the lens of Ember during this extraordinary situation in the city that never sleeps. Very probable you are experiencing the chance of a lifetime to photograph NYC in such a state. Or is that more something for conflict photographers? Nice picture, btw.