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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Doors of the Old French Quarter

New Orleans has such unique and interesting architecture, particularly older abandoned homes. There is no other city in the U.S. like it. While strolling through a quiet part of the French Quarter (I love those streets - calm and peaceful, yet eerie at the same time), this one caught my eye. Not just because of the colors (which definitely stand out), nor the slight crookedness, nor the age and sense of complete abandonment....its the memory of what was once there. I could easily see this home being an epicenter of the high life of New Orleans many years ago, and how now, it is filled with metaphorical (though who knows with New Orleans!) ghosts of its past.

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