What is city life? A ponderous question maybe… But at its best, it is a perfect interaction of people, form, ideas, movement, culture and much more…
…and for so long, no where else in the world has typified this sentiment more than the ‘Big Apple’, that multicultural urban jungle we call New York.
So if you are looking for the perfect perspective on this rich metropolis, then Markus Hartel’s photographs will provide you with the perfect guided tour, deep inside, and as close as possible to the rich, raw and unfeigned New York.
It is very easy to become addicted to his wonderfully unique perspective of urban existence, streets and people. His gritty captures portray reflections of every day New York life!
Markus’s style is a largly black & white, high-contrast look, and his chosen subjects handled with a closeness and intimate feeling that is prevelant in all his displayed photo work. Always ready for the perfect opportune moment, with his Leica M6’s strap wrapped securely around his wrist, he is a man ready for action.
At his website you can certainly feel the rythm and pulse of urban life, and if you find it all too inspireing you can also learn what street photography is really all about. There are photos, interviews, tutorials and links, for everyone whos interested in street photography, and life captured from an intimate distance.
The Photobloggies Award for best Street Photography in 2006. Markus is also nominated this year vote for him here!
He’s been published in the German ‘Stern View’ magazine and have 7 photos in a calendar ‘Magic in The City‘.
MARKUS HARTEL’S FLICKR