Join Mr. OTT and myself for an evening of photography from a recent excursion to NYC.
November 3, 6-9:30 pm
Cool Jazz, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages will be served
Show dates: November 3, – December 15, 2017
Columbia Heights Public Library
3939 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN
Photography by Walter Horishnyk and Richard Ott
a chain reaction of camera and vision at 1/250 of a second
Everyone has images of New York City in their minds,
some real, others manufactured.
You can’t help it.
It’s one of the most photographed cities in the world.
Movies, Television, countless commercials hawking luxury cars,
car insurance, diamonds, bagels, Brooklyn Bridge, 911, and
giant pastrami on rye sandwiches at Katz’s Delicatessen
leave trails of lingering recollection.
New York City has branded itself as “success”.
“If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!”
Mixed in this hype are millions of everyday people from all walks of life.
A microcosm of the universe,
teeming with every race, creed, and persuasion.
They’re packed like sardines in a can,
filling every nook and cranny,
pushing into the vertical and subterranean dwellings that make up this city.
They struggle to survive by working together and most strive for excellence every day.
April 10, 2017,
I shared a cramped flat with Mr. Ott for ten days on 31st Street and Broadway,
in the middle of Midtown Manhattan.
Every morning after a quick ham and eggs, we would head towards uptown
or wherever the calling beckoned.
The scheme was to capture picture stories
wherever they appeared without announcement
in this sea of humanity.
After the day exhausted us, we’d meet for dinner.
These are images of Mankind in Manhattan
Walter Horishnyk & Richard Ott