June 10, 2019
By Arthur H. Gunther III
(also on Facebook)
You think of New York City “canyons,” the long alleys created by ever-taller buildings that eat light and cast shadow, and you think starkness, loneliness, monoliths of isolation.
But, no. All that, yes, yet there is color in everything. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and Gothamites and visitors alike will see architectural beauty, construction accomplishment and “progress” in those dark, gray canyons — all the hues of living.
Photographers capturing canyon images will deliberately use black and white film or set digital cameras to no color to document the magnificence of architectural contrast and the particular “light” in Gotham alleys. The iconic cityscape is written for posterity.
Isn’t this all “color” of a sort?
The writer is a retired newspaperman. firstname.lastname@example.org