Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Towards The Light

Hipstamatic iPhone New York City Pictures
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."  Plato
This photo was captured outside a New York apartment building on the Upper West Side and is part of the Hipstamatic photography series of New York, Manhattan.

I still remember the first time I came to New York and looking up towards those buildings I couldn't see any beauty. Actually I thought they were rather ugly. My eyes were accustomed to the pale limestone color that they use for buildings in my country, Malta. 

A few years have gone by since I first set foot in Manhattan, New York and nowadays I can't stop looking at these architectural masterpieces. Whether it's just a red stone, or a black fire-escape ladder I always see something interesting and worth to be collected into my photography archives. 

New York is the city of dreams. Many come here to achieve their dreams, to walk towards the light, the highlight of their life. But I am also sure that New York shatters many dreams too and drags people to a dark pit. But no matter what, we should not be afraid in seeking the light. After-all what's the worst thing that could happen?

So whether you are a model trying to make it happen or maybe a photographer who is trying to build that terrific photography portfolio or maybe an accountant who is trying to make it into the big leagues, New York has something to offer to you. Just don't miss the opportunity because in New York opportunities appear fast, but they vanish even faster.

The settings on the Hipstamatic camera for this photography series were Lucifer VI Lens/BlacKeys Monochrome Film. Some minor adjustments were done in Photoshop CS4.


  1. Le scale di New York conservano il loro fascino e il loro mistero.

  2. On of my favourites of yours. Just love it.

  3. That works superb with the quote - the steps going up towards the light... brilliant.