Thursday, 7 June 2012
Crazy New York Time Machine.
HERE. This post though is to tell you about his new book which generously can be seen HERE. It's a blend of photographs from 1980 and photographs from 2010 taken in New York New Yorks lower East Side. Having never been to New York New York (sorry is that getting tedious?) I don't really know were it is (the lower East not New York I'm not that thick although having said that it's pretty self explanatory so maybe I am anyway) it looks though, how I would like to imagine New York. It looks like the town of the cop shows of my youth, all KojakEE. This is not just left hand picture 1980 right hand picture 2010 same view stuff it's more sophisticated than that. We're dipped into the past and back again, you lose track of whether you are back then or there now. Despite the odd ubiquitous glass & chrome building it's great to see that the character of the place seems to remain. The book serves as a record of continuity of a certain aspect of a cities life, the past merging with the present as it does in the great cities. HERE for more of Brian Rose's work.