Whenever you consider Central Park, the primary issues that come to your thoughts are in all probability large crowds of individuals and heat sunshine. New Jersey-based photographer Michael Massaia, nevertheless, stays up late at evening to verify he captures views of the enduring park that few ever witness, and his outcomes are positively haunting.
Again in 2007, Massaia developed a critical case of insomnia. “I typically undergo lengthy intervals of time the place I can’t sleep… I might go for lengthy walks…” he informed ND Journal. However quite than in search of medicine or remedy, he determined to do one thing productive along with his lucid after-hours; he started photographing the vacant landscapes he got here throughout in massive format, utilizing the daybreak’s faint illumination as his solely lighting. Dwelling close to the Huge Apple, his strolls ultimately led him to Central Park, which he shot quite a few occasions between 2008 and 2014.
“The park seems to undergo a interval of metamorphosis throughout these late evening/early morning hours,” he wrote on his official web site. “And I used to be decided to seize it.” Taken on black and white movie, Massaia’s photographs really present Central Park like many of the world has by no means seen earlier than – empty, isolating, and eerie. Scroll right down to see every bone-chilling shot and its location within the park.
#1 Southeast View, 2012
#2 Non-public Gardens, 2013
#three South View, 2009
#Four The Mall, Four A.M., 2013
#5 Northwest View, 2014
#6 Gapstow Bridge, 2009
#7 Half Moon, 2009
#eight 5 A.M., European Beech Tree, 2017
#9 Zoo Entrance, 2012
#10 Airplane Set up, 2012
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