Freedom tower | NYC
a note from the artist
NYC is filled with millions of people walking millions of steps and filling the interwebs with billions of perspectives on what is still the greatest city in the world.
Prior to visiting home I spent a few months casually looking at all the photos from #NYC hashtags. I wanted to make an iconic image that no one has photographed before (did I do it?). I began drawing lines from potential subjects to possible vantage points. When I drew this line I highlighted it and discarded it, not even thinking twice about it. A few weeks later I found my map and began wondering if the shot was possible.
Like all things art related, no one really gives a shit about what you’re trying to accomplish. You’re just another nobody weighing the economy down. I couldn’t figure out who to call to gain access to this roof top. I called the “building” like, 17 times. No luck and I was already on a plane to NY. Phone calls are useless. If I have any advice for other artists its: just show up. Its hard to write off a person when they are standing in front of you. Once there, you can make your case and use your charm or charisma or fanaticism or what ever it is you use to get people excited about what you do to get what you want done.
That being said, I just broke onto this roof top(which is also why I’m not telling you where it is) as there was no one to ask permission from. Once up there I sneaked around like ninja. I was sweating the consequences of getting caught. When I found that the shot I wanted was actually possible, I got pretty excited. When the sky lit up, I became grateful. When I made it out of the building unscathed, I felt relieved.
Edition of 50
About the prints: I print on a premium substrate that is unparalleled in depth and luminosity. The material refracts light in such a way that light travels laterally through the paper as well as reflects to the audience creating a brilliant effect that many mistake to be rear illumination. Each print is then face mounted to acrylic and sandwiched to a protective backing. The artwork is then framed or a recessed mount is added to the back to float on the wall. I offer Tabacchino and other handmade framing options. Available starting at 20”x30” and as long as 80” with custom sizes. Below are examples of a 24”x36” in a variety of frames with and without liners. More arrangements are available. Liners are available in Black, White, Beige. See FRAMES in the menu above for more frames and liner options.