Spring in New York City #6

This series was selected for PDN's Photo of the Day in May of 2014!

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    | 14"x11"
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    | 20"x16"
      Edition of 25
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    | 24"x20"
      Edition of 50
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    | 40"x30"
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The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Darcy Rogers
Spring in New York City #6, 2013
from the series Spring in New York City

The Spring in New York City series started from a simple desire to examine the season of Spring. I moved to New York City in 2011, and when I photographed these first images in 2013, I still felt new to the city. I had moved from San Francisco, CA and the experience of seasons was very unfamiliar and foreign to me. As each season changed into the next, I was struck by nature’s beautiful display, particularly in a city like New York, where it is typically described as crowded and dirty.

I felt I'd found a thread of something, and wanted to continue working on this subject. The next year, I focused on challenging the perception of New York, as a city that is dirty, into a place that is full of the unexpected, of quiet contemplations with nature, and a place where one could find a refuge from the pace of daily life.  I photographed the spring blossoms as they were emerging from winter, to showcase the beauty in their simplicity. I worked with soft light and pastel colors to amplify the subtle elegance of the Spring season, and to celebrate it's arrival. 

I photographed this image in Central Park. I was struck by the simplicity of color in the flowers and leaves, against the bright blue cloudless sky, and how the blossoms bobbed with a certain heaviness each time the wind blew through the branches. These were moments of quiet contemplation in the heart of a great city. 

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