Holiday Displays of New York
I realise I have not been very active on the blog towards the end of the year, in fact it tends to ebb and flow with my life. However, there is very good reason for this latest period of inactivity – the recent birth of our son. In between commuting between home and work though I have found myself in the middle of a new photography series that takes as its subject the famous shop displays in Manhattan; Holiday Displays of New York. The short statement for the project is as follows: New York is famous for the shop windows displays that appear in the run up to the Holiday Season. Tourists and locals alike are attracted to the vibrant and creative displays. Though their purpose is to entice customers into the store during largest grossing period of the year for shops, they often are just as successful in simply providing some festive cheer. By photographing at night and exposing for the displays the people viewing them are rendered in silhouette so that their body posture and gesture becomes the focus of this examination of the interaction. This also has the effect of accentuating the colour intensity of the displays.
You can see the series on 500px (profile here), Flickr (set here) and Google+/Picasa. I am posting to each of these three sites to determine which one works best for me or whether they have different roles within my photography workflow. I am therefore extremely interested in hearing about your experience viewing my images in each of these locations. I am also interested in hearing from other photographers as to which one you find works best, or whether you find one is more suited to social interaction vs another for quality of viewing experience. In the spirit of Holiday giving please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.
I hope you like it. Though the series isn’t quite finished yet I will be taking a break from posting images during the week between Christmas and New Year. Indeed I intend to take a break from all social media and computer-related dalliances to indulge in time spent with my family, who have arrived from the UK, and our new addition. I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday Season.