Architectural Photographer: Virgelio Carpio
I have been photographing New York City since 2009. I began by shooting landmarks while learning the HDR technique when, occasionally, a person would stray into my scene. The person would then sit, stand, or do some thing or other and to my annoyance became part of the landscape. HDR, because it gets confused with objects moving across frames, "deletes" them and leaves the solo individual in the final image. So although my original intent was to create postcard-like pictures of New York City devoid of crowds, I instead accumulated a wealth of New York cityscapes with lone figures in them.
Through the series I now present, I am hoping that you, the viewer, will be introduced to the people that inhabit New York City, one solitary figure at a time.