Through the lens of photographer Adam Garelick, the streets of New York City appear dark and empty, stalked only by shadows of a bustling day. The artist works exclusively in black and white, reducing the urban architecture to a stark minimalist landscape of form and light. Rarely capturing human subjects, he catalogs the city’s precious moments of silence, the glimmering calm that descends over the park and skyscrapers at night.
Using a 1960s Hasselblad, Garelick shoots on film and develops is own negatives, embracing the tactile nature of his medium. For this reason, each image requires abundant time and concentration, containing within it the serendipitous accidents of his careful process. Much of Garelick’s body of work is richly evocative of early street photographers like Robert Frank or Walker Evans; here, the architectural beauty of our own century is archived, carrying with it the pulsing heart of a city ripe with culture and achievement.
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