New York Minute
Size: 28 x 23 cm
Peter van de Wijngaart
Author(s): Peter van de Wijngaart
Price: € 39,50
The Amsterdam photographer Peter van de Wijngaart went to New York for half a year to search for memorable places and moments. He captured them in New York Minutes, photographs of 60 seconds.
A minute's silence on 11 September, athletes of the New York Marathon racing by and the crisis at Wall Street. A 'New York Minute' is a household word in the United States and far beyond, New York being a symbol of the hectic city life, in which the entire world passes by in one single minute. This is a stereotype image of New York, because there is certainly room for peace and quiet in all the hectic.
In the book 60 New York minutes are shown: a full hour New York. The prominent moments and places of New York are given a chance but at the same time the daily life is not forgotten. An outsider who is visiting does not see the moments and places. It is a glance from the inside, from someone who, even temporarily, is an inhabitant of New York. This presents impressive images giving someone a feeling of being part of it, to be in the middle of the New York Minute.