From Sadie Whitelocks’ article for the Daily Mail:
Fine art photographer Michael Massaia suffers from severe insomnia and uses his inability to sleep to his advantage, capturing places at odd hours of the day.
His project ‘Deep in a Dream, Central Park’ is ongoing, and he has been snapping away every year since 2007. He says he likes to take photos in the early spring as the emerging foliage adds an element of ‘softness’ to the images.
The New Jersey native’s static black-and-white photos – shot on an 8×10 large format camera – show various areas of Manhattan’s famous park looking eerily empty, with landmarks such as the Dakota Apartments and Plaza Hotel also on show.