Saint Pete Photo principle, Christian Schwier, recently traveled to New York City to capture its unique energy on film. This is the third trip our St. Petersburg photo studio has made to Manhattan and Brooklyn this year. Our photographers have been working to photograph the New York skyline and other landmarks in new and memorable ways.
Schwier grew up 45 minutes outside of the city and admits he took it for granted a bit when he lived there. After almost a decade in Florida, this trip afforded him to the opportunity to see the city with a fresh perspective. He spent time taking photos in many of the iconic places—the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, Little Italy, Brooklyn, the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Bryant Park, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Rockefeller Center—and also had the opportunity to snap some shots at a performance of Shakespeare in the Park with Amy Adams and Glenn Close.
Using a Canon 7D with L series zoom lenses and a small traveler tripod, Schwier shot mostly in the afternoon light and at dusk. “The way the sunlight hits the city at that time of day is really amazing. Buildings cast long shadows across the avenues. It’s such a great time to make photos.”
Surprisingly, there weren’t a lot of challenges involved in the shoot for our St. Petersburg photographer. “Everyone is pretty open to photography in New York,” he shares. “Lugging around the gear was probably the worst of it as we trekked over from Brooklyn and traveled by foot and subway for the week. But we were able to see so many new places in the city. That made it all worth it.”
There are lots of possibilities for the photographs taken on this trip. First up is to create Giclees from a select few to show at an upcoming exhibition in Saint Petersburg, FL. “The Giclee process really captures the original tone and hue like no other printing method,” explains Schwier. Be sure to check back here on the blog or on our Facebook page for more details.
Schwier, a St. Petersburg photographer, is excited to have a portfolio of Manhattan, Brooklyn and New York City under his belt. The professional St. Petersburg, Florida photographer is excited about possibly tackling Japan next. He also has plans to shoot in Russia, Thailand, and in the U.S., the Rocky Mountains and National Parks.
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