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. 

Powered by SmugMug Log In

Rare beams of sunlight at the Natural History Museum in London. I was walking from the Prince Albert Memorial to the Underground, but needed to take a quick bathroom break. The Natural History Museum was en route, so I decided to pop in quickly, use the facilities, take a quick look around, and head out (this was my last day in London and I was trying to see a ton of things, hence the rush). I was looking for the exit when I walked into this opening in the museum. I saw the beams of light coming through and started sprinting up the stairs to make sure I got this photo (as anyone who visits London knows, sunlight is rare!). I probably terrified the group of school children as I ran by them while pulling my camera out of its case and putting the right lens on. Fortunately, when I got up to the top, the light was still coming through. It reminded me of a famous B&W shot of a light beam coming through at old Penn Station in New York City. The architecture in this building is also quite spectacular, so that added to the allure of the photo. Needless to say, best bathroom break ever!

CityscapesLondonNatural History MuseumShadowsSunlight