Crowned (New York) 2019

Looking north up William St. from Pine St:

These are new additions to my Crowned (elements) series.
Shot in New York, the photographs play with colour and form to tease out the beauty, complexity and delirium of New York’s high impact architectural landscape. The photographs look at what architecture can be in its broadest sense – bold cultural constructs of economy, politics, imagination and myth. It represents the large systems that act on us and therefore is a constant fascination to me, a constant puzzle to grapple with and try to get a hold on.

New York with its long tradition as a global city, packed tight with innovative buildings and planning, is a great place to do this grappling. It’s in an intense environment such as this, that architecture is most evident as a marker of history and social change.

Crowned (New York) 2019

Red Cube & Brown Brothers, 140 Broadway:

These are new additions to my Crowned (elements) series.
Shot in New York, the photographs play with colour and form to tease out the beauty, complexity and delirium of New York’s high impact architectural landscape. The photographs look at what architecture can be in its broadest sense – bold cultural constructs of economy, politics, imagination and myth. It represents the large systems that act on us and therefore is a constant fascination to me, a constant puzzle to grapple with and try to get a hold on.

New York with its long tradition as a global city, packed tight with innovative buildings and planning, is a great place to do this grappling. It’s in an intense environment such as this, that architecture is most evident as a marker of history and social change.

Crowned (New York) 2019

Looking south down 7th Ave. from 54th St:

These are new additions to my Crowned (elements) series.
Shot in New York, the photographs play with colour and form to tease out the beauty, complexity and delirium of New York’s high impact architectural landscape. The photographs look at what architecture can be in its broadest sense – bold cultural constructs of economy, politics, imagination and myth. It represents the large systems that act on us and therefore is a constant fascination to me, a constant puzzle to grapple with and try to get a hold on.

New York with its long tradition as a global city, packed tight with innovative buildings and planning, is a great place to do this grappling. It’s in an intense environment such as this, that architecture is most evident as a marker of history and social change.

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Tony McAteer

United Kingdom

https://www.tonymcateer.co.uk/

Tony McAteer is a photographer from Belfast now living in Bath, UK.

Since graduating in 2000 he has worked as a photographer, probing at the social narratives inherent in the structures and transformations of urban growth around the world.
He has received several photography awards including Architectural Photographer of the Year at the ND awards in 2016. And most recently been a winner of PDN’s Curator, Fine Art Photography award, 2019. His work has also been included in several international exhibitions, most recently ‘Look’ Photo Biennial Liverpool in Oct 2019, the PDN award exhibition, Canoe Studios, NY Oct 2019 and the LA Month of Photography in May 2018.

He holds a Master’s in Fine Art and Visual Culture from the Bath Spa University College and a BA in Fine Art from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

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