High Contrast photos of famous landmarks
Instead of taking your typical touristy photos at the world’s most recognizable landmarks, photographer Gabriele Croppi transforms the biggest cities into cinematic scenes. Somehow, the photographer keeps these cities, that are arguably the most photographed locations in the world, fresh and interesting. His monochromatic shots exude a dramatic brilliance heightened by their high levels of contrast. Looking through Croppi’s portfolio is like looking at a series of frames from an exquisite noir film that draws you in deeper.
The collection of images in the ongoing series titled Metaphysics of the Urban Landscape takes its audience on a journey across the world. From Rome to Paris to London to New York, it’s an endless array of architectural beauty under a new light. Ironically, it is mostly in the shadows, saturated with blackness, that the landscapes are sharply defined and loaded with compelling drama. There’s something so mystifying and simultaneously alluring about a urban setting whose landscape is masked in darkness with only a few theatrical streaks of light.
Below we offer a collection of stunning photographs of New York to present this city to you from as many angles as possible. Buildings are, definitely, among the most prominent representations of New York, forming its unique architectural style. You will find many professional New York buildings photographs in the gallery. Furthermore, the city is also known for its traffic and this will also be illustrated below. Finally, New York is definitely about its inhabitants. People of New York have almost formed a particular nationality with the proud name “New Yorkers”, distinctive local color, and inimitable ethnic flavor. Truly, New York is a magnificent city in many aspects. Thomas Wolfe was definitely right saying that one belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years…
“Bubble Project” photos by Ji Lee, who left blank bubble sticker an advertising in New York and invited peole to fill them.