The Monolith pictures are a study of contemporary skyscrapers, recasting the built environment of Manhattan into its most primal forms: concrete, glass, steel, light and air. I began by photographing buildings that have always inspired me, deeply moved by the drawings of Hugh Ferriss and the cityscape imagined in film. In my view these structures emanate a heroic posture and character that is felt, and I see them metaphorically as cynosures, the stars that illuminate and define this city.
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