Cityscapes - Pervez Photography

Cities are such a unique place to shoot. As centers of mass populations, they are an embodiment of the human experiment: they show us how we live together, how we form a society, but uniquely so. This is because cities inevitably include diverse groups of people, spanning race, class, ethnicity, gender, religion, etc. It is hard to not find a particular group of people in these metropolises. And in this sea of humanity, there are also majestic buildings, parks, and unique architecture. In all of this, people function with normalcy. In that sense, cities remind me that we are capable of living with one another, despite our differences, and that there is nothing unusual about it. City photography has the potential to capture all of this, and that is simply magical. 

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On a cloudy day while in New York City, a friend and I decided to spend an evening shooting one of my favorite buildings in the world, the Flatiron building. I decided to use some ND filters on the lens, so the exposure time was very high. Unfortunately, there weren't many contrasting clouds in the sky (and it was just an overall gray overcast), though that may have distracted from the image too much. This is with a 60 second exposure about 2 hours prior to sunset.

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