From John Haber’s review of “The Secret Lives of Buildings” for his blog at Haberarts.com:
In effect, the series looks at what lies right in front of one, but with fresh eyes—not a bad definition, at that, for art. One may picture the Flatiron Building as a dark hulk in a dark corner of the city or a glistening white following restoration in 2005. Yankus bathes it instead in a warm sunlight. Then again, maybe one should think of studio lighting. If buildings can stand apart and at their best, so do people in studio portraits, set apart from their ordinary surroundings and often retouched. They, too, put on their most public face.