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Bernhard Hartmann manages to captivate our gaze by dedicating an unusual photographic series to New York. With a great sense of aesthetics and balance, he presents the most significant architecture, colours, and lights of the urban landscape to provide authentic and considerably contrasted points of view. He thus invites us on a journey, to intrude within the nocturnal landscape of the city that never sleeps! The Radio City Music Hall is photographed here in the rain, by night. It is an auditorium located in the Rockefeller Center in the Midtown neighbourhood in New York and it is appreciated for its Art Deco style interior. It is now mainly used as a concert hall and live show venue for events such as the Grammy Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards. Its façade is decorated with the most attractive and famous neon signs in New York.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?.