Ever feel like you are constantly being photographed? Well for a New Yorker that is everyday life. As the most photographed city in the world, according to Sightsmaps.com, it is difficult to find a new way to capture something that has been taken in every way imaginable.
Photographer George Steinmetz does just that. While we only see what is below, Steinmetz takes to the skies to give us captivating views of this diverse and historic city. From iconic places like Times Square, to lesser known places like the Marcus Garvey swimming pool in Harlem, and even new landmarks like the High Line, he takes us on a journey of the view from above. He shoots in all seasons and even captures New York's traditions like the U.S. Open and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. In his book, titled New York Air, Steinmetz even adds a bit of detail and some historical facts to each of his images of the five boroughs.
An exhibit of Mr. Steinmetz’s aerial portraits of New York City will be on view at the Anastasia Photo Gallery in Manhattan from November 3 through January 9. The exhibition will be his fourth to take place at the gallery.
Take a look at a few of the images you can see from the exhibition and his book below.
New York Air book.Photograph by George Steinmetz
George Steinmetz is no stranger to Fortune. He has photographed for the magazine for a few years and has produced such amazing photographs for us like our 2014 portraits of the Fortune 500 and of Williston, North Dakota for our coverage on fracking.
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