Description This photo of the Empire State Building exhibits two dramatically different eras of architecture in NYC. The Empire State Building represents the epitome of the 'skyscraper era', when the use of steel structures allowed for buildings to reach unprecedented heights for the period, and dominate surrounding neighborhoods of mostly brick and masonry buildings. The structural integrity of these masonry buildings limited heights to ten or so stories. The dominance of the Empire State Building in the photo is facsimile for views from its heyday when it was the tallest building in the world. For more info see... http://www.empirestatebuildingfacts.com/
Brian Rojo, Arlington, MA. Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement I'm a landscape architect with a curious eye for finding beauty and meaning in unexpected places. My portfolio contains many subjects, with an emphasis on landscape and architectural photography. I worked as a landscape architect for many years until I became disabled with a genetic disorder. As a result, I'm using photography as a means of expression, replacing the artistic sensibilities that I once found in my profession of designing landscapes and gardens. My aim is to seek out strong compositions and unique viewpoints of familiar and unfamiliar subjects. My interests range from rural to urban landscape, from modern to historic architecture, from plants to vernacular objects, from a sense of place to a sense of wonder. Ultimately, I hope to encourage others to find the beauty in their environment, and to be curious of the unfamiliar.