Sunday, July 19, 2009


This is my favorite picture of "Atlas," the large bronze statue that stands at the front end of Rockefeller Plaza in New York City. Well, he kneels, rather than stands, and he supports the heavens, not the earth, on his shoulders. I shot him from the back, not the front. The facade of St. Patrick's Cathedral, which is across the street, fills the background. For me, this one photo is a reminder of what makes midtown Manhattan so grand and memorable: broad avenues lined with notable architecture punctuated with arresting art. It's also a reminder that it can be good to turn around and look at things from the less obvious angle.