When you are both a fine art and commercial photographer (throw in video director as well), the different directions you are pulled in and the number of plates you need to keep spinning can be significant to the point of overwhelming.
And so, priorities are set, and various projects float to the top of the list. Others get moved to the back burner. For a while...
It's been nearly three months since my return to my home in Florida from my wonderful October visit to New York City, and I have finally made the time to start serious editing work on some of the thousands of photos I shot while in the Big Apple.
The multitude of choices facing me presents a problem nearly all photographers and artists would love to have: so many really strong images, it's hard to even know where to begin.
While at this point in my career, my MO is primarily abstract pop, those pieces are usually very painstaking to work on as I am a perfectionist in the way I express myself in that style. Fun, but challenging.
That is not an excuse, it's just that I thought it better to start my new NYC gallery images with simpler and more conventional images.
Which makes me pleased to present my first finished piece, New York City Skyline - Hudson View. Available for purchase in many print and framing options through my online galleries at Fine Art America.
Technically, not a whole lot was done here in post. The images was basically cleaned up, architectural lines squared up a tad, the color and graphic pattern qualities enhanced just a bit. Cropped to make the composition stronger. But, what you see is relatively close to what I saw.
This strongly-graphic architectural view of midtown Manhattan, in my humble opinion, would make an interesting and quite possibly warmly nostalgic piece (due to its retro feel) for Interior Designers and Interior Decorators, as well as private collectors for home of office.
The piece is also available, of course, as a signed print through my Etsy Shop.
Needless to say, much more work is on the way, both similar to this image as well as (hopefully) wildly abstract pop pieces. Stay tuned...
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