NEW YORK. Una mostra di fotografie scattate dall’interno dell’edificio del New York Times. E’ questa la mostra “Office Romance” con scatti di Kathy Ryan esposta (fino al 19 giugno) alla Howard Greenberg Gallery.
L’edificio del New York Times è stato costruito per creare giochi di luci e ombre. Lavorare al 6° piano del palazzo per la Ryan è stato come scoprire come la luce giochi un ruolo d’impatto sulle architetture, passando per le grandi vetrate e rimbalzando sulle aste, sulle scale, negli angoli.
Per la fotografa la ricerca di bellezza e poesia di questi uffici, attraverso i riflessi, i giochi di luci, ombre e colori, è diventata una sfida tant’è che ha dedicato a questo progetto il suo account Instagram conquistando in pochissimo tempo migliaia di seguaci. Il suo progetto, “Office Romance”, è stato anche pubblicato.
New York City. An exhibition of photographs shot from inside the New York Times building by Kathy Ryan will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from May 5 – June 19, 2016. The exhibition, entitled Office Romance, is the artist’s debut show. In the words of architect Renzo Piano, his New York Times building was “all about the light, and the vibration of light and shadow.” Working on the 6th floor of the building, Ryan admired how the light of New York City would stream in from the large clear glass windows and cast spectacular architectural shadows from the unusual ceramic rods that encase the building. In the fall of 2012, Kathy Ryan saw a zigzag of light on a staircase and grabbed her iPhone to take a picture. From then on, she was hooked. On a regular basis, she comes in early or stays late or returns on weekends to capture the luminous quality of the light. Among her favorite spots are an eastside corner on the 6th floor in the mornings and the west side of the building on the 15th floor at sunset.
Seeking beauty and poetry in the office space became a mission for Ryan, unexpectedly leading to a highly successful Instagram account (kathyryan1) with 96K followers ; a book, Office Romance (Aperture, 2014); and a new assignment from the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein to photograph the magazine’s staff and contributing writers and artists for the contributors page. Office Romance reflects the joy and pleasure in each moment captured by Ryan, and also alludes to the contrasts and ironies that characterize the photo world today; as old media meets new, an editor who commissions work from swashbuckling photographers all over the world finds moments of transcendent beauty within her office.