Times square yellow cabAbout this photograph
Among all the subjects that he has had to photograph, Ludwig Favre has a particular fondness for the city of New York and the major landscapes of the United States. Particularly appreciating the low rays of the evening and morning, in the golden hours, the artist applies a somewhat nostalgic, soft tonality to his photographs that evokes the passage of time. He gets up at dawn to capture New York emptied of its tourists and to await its first workers. The neighbourhood of Times Square represented in this photograph is always full of lively hustle and bustle. Hundreds of taxis file past at all hours of the day and night in a very special atmosphere, made of neon lights and billboards. In the footsteps of the avant-gardist Ernst Haas who transformed New York into a legendary city with his first colour photographs in the 1950s, Ludwig Favre helps us experience the excitement of the megalopolis, in search of the American way of life.Read more Read less
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Born in Senlis in 1976, Ludwig Favre now lives and works in Paris. Art history, multimedia and audiovisual studies trained the photographer's eye, sensitive to the reproduction of picturesque landscapes. He has travelled widely, particularly between France and the United States. In New York, he allows himself to be surprised by the stunning infrastructure of the city and, whenever he gets the chance, reveals a vision oscillating between dynamism and serenity. Particularly attracted to life by the seaside, the photographer has also travelled off the CÃ´te dâ€™Argent. There, he photographed all the splendour of the seaside, lulled by the soft morning light and the gentle sound of waves.