New York Air : The View from Above
The View from Above
Shooting in all seasons and from dawn to dusk, Steinmetz captures the thrilling complexity and romance of 21st-century New York, with its new skyline and waterfront landscape, dazzling contemporary architecture and historic buildings - along with parks and streets and rooftops used for every possible purpose, and the massive infrastructure that keeps it all going. Included are such iconic places as Central Park and Times Square, new landmarks such as the High Line and the September 11 Memorial, One World Trade Center and other additions to the exclusive list of the world's tallest buildings, and intriguing sites throughout the five boroughs. Steinmetz records some of the city's beloved traditions - such as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the New York marathon, and the U. S. Open - but what makes his photographs special is their surprising intimacy, as they capture New Yorkers going about their lives in their remarkable city.
George Steinmetz has photographed the world from his ultra-light paraglider, working mostly for National Geographic and GEO magazines. His previous books include Desert Air, African Air and Empty Quarter. His many awards include two first prizes from World Press Photo. The photographs for this book arose out of an assignment for the New Yorker magazine.