For the past few months I've followed Will's photoblog, A Test of Will
. I'm not sure how I found it; perhaps it was a Gothamist
photo that I really liked and found out he was the source. Who knows? Regardless, while I follow many blogs, I don't really keep up with the world of photoblogs. A Test of Will is the exception.
The photo he published today really took me back:
I love, love, love this thing of beauty. The alternating lights create a feeling of instability, as if you are made to remember that peering so voyeuristically into someone else's life is, in fact, a dangerous act. And I love how the picture is framed; the warmth of the party giving off its radiant glow in the lower right corner. This is what fascinates me about the city as a concept, and it's one of its enduring paradoxes: the simultaneous feeling of closeness and distance you feel when look into an illuminated apartment building. This photo captures that perfectly.
Here are a few other favorites of mine, for good measure. I would encourage you to check out A Test of Will
and Will's Flickr page
Labels: new york, photography