Somewhere in the West Thirties


Marc Yankus, Somewhere in the West Thirties

Clampart, in New York’s Chelsea gallery district, is showing photographs that look like architectural renderings. Marc Yankus has switched from his soft focus cityscapes to make extremely detailed building “portraits” – so detailed that individual bricks can be picked out in a thirty-storey building. While he shoots in New York, he avoids the cliché skyscrapers and goes for more humble, but still worthy, old buildings.

The extreme clarity is offset by a subdued earth-tone palette and rather heavily textured skies. The effect is decorative but still impressive, in the style of Art Deco renderings.




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