New York City—the spiritual home of the skyscraper, if not its actual birthplace—has a fundamentally vertical expression in many of its most famous locales, and German-American photographer Horst Hamann has made an art of capturing that verticality in his tall format black and white photography. This unique and influential album (presented here in a more pocketable compact edition, ideal for walking the city) portrays New York's most distinctive landmarks in the same way we encounter them, as Hamann turns a vintage panoramic camera on its side to fully depict their height. The result is a dramatic, often dreamlike interpretation of the city's architectural icons.
New York Vertical
Author: Horst Hamann. Volker Skierka, preface.