THUNDERSTORM NIGHT NEW YORK CITYAbout this photograph
German photographer Bernhard Hartmann manages to captivate our gaze by dedicating an unusual photographic series to the fascinating city of New York. With a great flair for aesthetics and balance, he presents the most significant architecture, colours, and lights of the urban landscape to provide cinematographic and highly contrasted points of view. On a cold winter's night, exposed to the wind and snow, this glimpse of the effervescent neighbourhood of Manhattan was captured from a little park tucked away near the Hudson River in New Jersey. It offers an uninterrupted view of the silhouettes of buildings and the many skyscrapers seen on the horizon between the bare branches of a lone tree. He thus invites us on a journey, to intrude within the nocturnal landscape of the city that never sleeps!Read more Read less
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Born in Frankfurt in 1955, Bernhard Hartmann began his artistic career at the age of 18 as a press photographer for a German newspaper. Self-taught, he studied art and became a landscape photographer after discovering this medium with the aid of his parents? Polaroid. He creates dramatic and cinemascopic images that are often compared to the Romantic paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, but also to the dramatic natural scenes by English painter William Turner. He prefers to photograph places where the arts are practised and expressed and thus presents series on operas, theatres, or European manors. A lawyer in Munich, Bernard Hartmann now lives near Lake Starnberg in the Bavarian Alps. His works belong to numerous private collections and have been shown in the United States, Spain, Italy, and Germany. He was elected ?Photographer of the Year? by a Swiss magazine and won the ?American Black-and-White Photo Awards? as well as the ?Panoramic Epson Award?.