From Johnny Simon’s article for Quartzy:
New York City hosts some of the most iconic buildings in the world, but it can be a difficult place to appreciate architecture. Pedestrians crane their necks to view the structures while stopped on a crowded sidewalk. People pass by beautifully unique facades every day but, in the hustle of city life, completely tune them out.
To give new life and a chance to appreciate the buildings New Yorkers ignore, artist Marc Yankus made a series of images that remove vehicles, people, and animals from the frame. The resulting photos show an eerily empty New York, as if someone was strolling through the city on New Years Day, or in the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse. The photos, part of his show “New York Unseen,” are currently on display at the Clamp Art Gallery in Manhattan.
Browse the exhibition “New York Unseen” at ClampArt
Browse the series “New York Unseen” at ClampArt
Browse all of Marc Yankus’ work at ClampArt