11.20.2012

CHRISTOPHE JACROT: New York In Black

 Photograph © 2012 Christophe Jacrot

Photograph © 2012 Christophe Jacrot

Photograph © 2012 Christophe Jacrot

Photograph © 2012 Christophe Jacrot
 
"On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City. Consolidated Edison, the city's electric, gas, and steam utility, lost power not only to much of Manhattan below 39th Street, but to its own headquarters as well. Con Ed employees had to take a raft up the flooded Avenue C, weaving in and out of floating cars in the dark, to rescue co-workers trapped in the company's crippled East 13th Street power station."–CNN

Paris-based Photographer Christophe Jacrot captured the surreal drama of downtown Manhattan's eery dark streets, rarely seen unlit since gas street lighting was first laid on Broadway, from Canal to the Battery, in 1825.



7 comments:

Neo said...

Very beautiful and drama shots !

David Simonton said...

Stunning work. Vision and technique rarely compliment each other so seamlessly—and effectively. (Somewhere Edward Hopper is smiling.)

Bel said...

Amazing photographs.

- B

SKIZO said...

Beautiful
Good.Creations

Susan May Tell said...

Christophe Jacrot captures the surreal drama of downtown Manhattan's eery dark streets after Hurricane Sandy.

theplantgardener said...

the photos truly capture the somber mood

parfum said...

Nice blog
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