At first, I planned to write a very detailed blog entry about my trip to New York but when I put all the prints together and tossed out less impressive works, I understood that the remaining material won’t be enough for a complete story and that every image makes for a separate story at it is.

Architecture

New York is an interesting city in terms of its mix of architectural styles. Here different epochs peacefully co-exist with each other: buildings from the 1900s stand side by side with those built in the 2000s, but together they look absolutely harmonious as if complementing each other. It is because each building has its own beauty and when you put two beautiful things next to each other, their beauty is multiplied.

Water tanks, New York City. Hahnemuhle Cornwall 450g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

Water tanks are a frequent sight on roofs of New York buildings

Flatiron Building, New York City. Hahnemuhle Andalucia 500g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

Flatiron Building is probably the most beautiful building in NY

Architecture, New York City. Hahnemuhle Andalucia 500g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

And architectural styles are absolutely diverse

Architecture, New York City. Hahnemuhle Cornwall 450g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

Classical architecture is very authentic

East River

East River separates the Bronx in the north and Manhattan in the south from Brooklyn and Queens which is on Long Island. East River is traversed by several old and impressive bridges, such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, and the Queensboro Bridge.

East River, New York City. Hahnemuhle Cornwall 450g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

East River is traversed by several old bridges…

Brooklyn Bridge, New York City. Hahnemuhle Cornwall 450g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

…and the Brooklyn Bridge is probably one of the most beautiful of them

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in New York. It is a masterpiece and a paragon of engineering prowess — beautiful, solid, reliable.

New Yorkers

New York residents enjoy doing different things:

Phone and flower, New York City. Hahnemuhle Andalucia 500g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

They are fond of fresh flowers and chatting on the phone

Glimpse at photographers with suspicion, New York City. Hahnemuhle Veneto 325g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

…and at times glimpse at photographers with suspicion

Looking up the sky, New York City. Hahnemuhle Veneto 325g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

They can often be seen looking up at the sky…

Listening to music, New York City. Hahnemuhle Veneto 325g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

…listening to music

Coney Island

Coney Island is a favorite leisure area of all New Yorkers in summer. But in winter it doesn’t enjoy many visitors because of cold Atlantic winds and its rather bleak appearance.

Coney Island Parachute Tower, New York City. Hahnemuhle Andalucia 500g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

But its entertainment part has an old and stunning parachute tower…

Ducks. Coney Island, New York City. Hahnemuhle Andalucia 500g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

…and lots of ducks come to pass the winter there

New York has…

It is a very big city where you can find lots of interesting things:

Wavetree, New York City. Hahnemuhle Cornwall 450g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

It even has a sailing fleet…

Sailing fleet, New York City. Hahnemuhle Cornwall 450g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

…and quite a big one

Subway, New York City. Hahnemuhle Andalucia 500g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

It has a far-reaching underground network

Skyline East River, New York City. Hahnemuhle Cornwall 450g watercolor paper, Fomaspeed liquid photographic emulsion © Sasha Krasnov

Its skylines are absolutely breathtaking, and even in winter tourists can stand for a long time and peer into the distance

New York City is, in reality, a way more multifaceted city that I managed to show. Much more time is needed to explore it well, which unfortunately I lacked.

// Sasha Krasnov