“George Steinmetz’s photo book, New York Air: The View From Above, presents an unparalleled visual feast of this well-known metropolis. Every photo offers a new perspective and a level of detail that turns familiar places into never-seen-before spectacles.” —TIME
Shooting in all seasons and from dawn to dusk, George Steinmetz captures the thrilling complexity and romance of 21st-century New York, with its skyline and waterfront landscape, dazzling contemporary architecture and historic buildings—along with parks and streets and rooftops used for every possible purpose, and the massive infrastructure that keeps it all going.
Included are such iconic places as Central Park and Times Square, landmarks such as the High Line and the September 11 Memorial, One World Trade Center and other additions to the exclusive list of the world’s tallest buildings, and intriguing sites throughout the five boroughs. Steinmetz records some of the city’s beloved traditions—such as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, the New York marathon, and the U.S. Open—but what makes his photographs special is their surprising intimacy, as they capture New Yorkers going about their lives in their remarkable city.
“[Steinmetz] sees the city’s landmarks with new eyes, presenting a feast of unexpected color and geometry in 120 photographs that test your powers of recognition.” —New York Times