Gotham

Gotham

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Manhattan, New York
I spent many weeks doing massive research looking for the perfect viewpoint to shoot this iconic city from places other than the tourist traps – what a challenge this was. Talking to cops, security guards, FedEx drivers, local bankers, real estate companies and cleaners. It was ridiculous. Security was high, results were low. Persistence, persistence I kept telling myself. Something had to crack and the location had to be mind blowing. No mediocrity – especially shooting New York! Finally I got the call I needed to shoot this mega city from the second tallest building in New York City, the Bank of America. This was a truly privileged opportunity to capture this coveted view only seen by those at the top. This was it. No joke. 

After going through a million security check points, even with a dog, the two massive body guards pressed the magic button and the elevator shaft to the top floor! 

It had been raining all day and my opportunity to shoot had to be done now. I looked up and couldn’t believe my eyes! A cloud break over the top of the Empire State Building, I worked like a mad man firing off a series of shots to capture the moment. It was magical. It all happened so quickly I retraced my steps and freaked out. Did I focus, was the shot level? Anyway I got the shots. You never know if you never go! This was one of my biggest reward and a great lesson of patience, persistence and perseverance. 

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Gotham