Monday, October 3, 2011

The cup installation at the Flatiron: the View from the Street

23rd Street, where 5th Avenue and Broadway meet. I knew it would  be a high traffic location; indeed people visit the Flatiron Building in New York City 24 hours a day. But for some reason, I hadn't reckoned on the photography. From giant SLRs to I-phones to videos, the cameras click around the clock, and then the images flow out onto the web.

Hanging cups in the Flatiron Artspace
5PM on a rainy afternoon.

I am loving seeing the installation through everyone's eyes and enjoy daily e-mails and postings that bring new views taken at different times of the day. I mean, I just haven't made it down there at 6AM yet, but how gorgeous the photo is of the windows before dawn!

  6 AM, photo by Richard Kranzler

Cup details. Photo by Rhoma Mostel

I did try my hand at a little night time photography. Oh dear! I got a few lucky shots, just enough to know that it is not as easy as it looks, even with a tripod. So here is a big shout-out to artists and photographers who have sent images my way. Thank you, and keep them coming!

 Gwyneth drawing in the window
High noon. Photo by Julann  Gebbie
Cups and street reflections.

 2 PM, photo by Susan Baker

 Passersby shooting at night with a cellphone.
Hanging cups at the Flatiron, 8PM.
Photo: Gwyneth Leech

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful work in a location that changes 24-7! Thanks for a little window into NY from the other side of the world.