Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yuichi Hibi

The New York Times has a slide show and accompanying article about Yuichi Hibi, who photographed the noir side of New York City at night with a point-and-shoot camera between 1992 and 2002.

(Photo by Yuichi Hibi)

Bonnie Yochelson of the New York Times writes:

Mr. Hibi’s Manhattan has largely disappeared. “Those empty spaces, dark alleys and deserted streets are the victim of a brighter, reconstructed world that has lost its appeal for me,” he said recently in an e-mail message. “New York is beginning to resemble any other international city and has lost its edge, in spite of its breathtaking verticality.”

Sound like anyplace you know?

Take a moment to review his slide show

3 Comments:

Anonymous Sean said...

Wow, I really like how he managed to capture all the dark corners and make a truly gritty feeling in every picture.

8:17 AM  
Blogger Fernando Casals said...

Just to say hi! ,and wish you and your love ones a great 2009!
Fernando Casals.
Buenos Aires,Argentina

2:14 AM  
Blogger Nick Comer-Calder said...

Thanks, I enjoyed discovering this work - truly conveys the feeling of the city.
I'm working towards something similar with night and low light photography.
http://nickcomercalder.blogspot.com/

12:58 PM  

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