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URBAN LANDSCAPE BROOKLYN 2004-2007

 Atlantic Rail Yard 2004  5th Ave. between Flatbush Ave. and Pacific Street   Hot summer day   40.682587, -73.976266

Atlantic Rail Yard 2004

5th Ave. between Flatbush Ave. and Pacific Street

Hot summer day

40.682587, -73.976266


 Atlantic Rail Yard 2005  Flatbush Ave. and Atlantic Ave.   Early spring just before the trees leaf out   40.683993, -73.977470

Atlantic Rail Yard 2005

Flatbush Ave. and Atlantic Ave.

Early spring just before the trees leaf out

40.683993, -73.977470


  Atlantic Rail Yard 2004   Flatbush Ave. between 5th Ave. and Pacific Street   Before Christmas   40.682699, -73.976298

Atlantic Rail Yard 2004

Flatbush Ave. between 5th Ave. and Pacific Street

Before Christmas

40.682699, -73.976298


 Atlantic Rail Yard 2006   Vanderbilt Ave. and Pacific Street    Hood Rich World Class   40.680925, -73.967667

Atlantic Rail Yard 2006

Vanderbilt Ave. and Pacific Street

Hood Rich World Class

40.680925, -73.967667


 Before the fresh watermelons are for sale   Prospect Heights 2007   Dean Street and Franklin Ave.  40.677594, -73.955736

Before the fresh watermelons are for sale

Prospect Heights 2007

Dean Street and Franklin Ave.

40.677594, -73.955736


 Auto Repair on a summer day   Prospect Heights 2007   Dean Street and Grand Ave.  40.678847, -73.961682

Auto Repair on a summer day

Prospect Heights 2007

Dean Street and Grand Ave.

40.678847, -73.961682


 Ice Man   Prospect Heights 2006   Bergen Street between Franklin Ave. and Bedford Ave.  40.676674, -73.955237

Ice Man

Prospect Heights 2006

Bergen Street between Franklin Ave. and Bedford Ave.

40.676674, -73.955237


 Laundromat   Prospect Heights 2006   Franklin Ave. and Park Place  40.674258, -73.956755

Laundromat

Prospect Heights 2006

Franklin Ave. and Park Place

40.674258, -73.956755


 Handball court weeds growing in the sun   Prospect Heights 2006   Saint Marks Ave. between Vanderbilt Ave. and Underhill Ave.  40.678485, -73.966878

Handball court weeds growing in the sun

Prospect Heights 2006

Saint Marks Ave. between Vanderbilt Ave. and Underhill Ave.

40.678485, -73.966878


 Hot summer days lunch break   Prospect Heights 2006   Bergen Street and Classon Ave.  40.677553, -73.959531

Hot summer days lunch break

Prospect Heights 2006

Bergen Street and Classon Ave.

40.677553, -73.959531


 Beware of the dog   Prospect Heights 2007   Pacific Street between Franklin Ave. and Classon Ave.  40.678490, -73.955730

Beware of the dog

Prospect Heights 2007

Pacific Street between Franklin Ave. and Classon Ave.

40.678490, -73.955730


 Local weekend hangout   Prospect Heights 2007   Pacific Street between Franklin Ave. and Classon Ave.  40.678873, -73.957613

Local weekend hangout

Prospect Heights 2007

Pacific Street between Franklin Ave. and Classon Ave.

40.678873, -73.957613


 On street auto repair   Prospect Heights 2007   Pacific Street between Franklin Ave. and Classon Ave.  40.678796, -73.957089

On street auto repair

Prospect Heights 2007

Pacific Street between Franklin Ave. and Classon Ave.

40.678796, -73.957089


 New construction Clinton Hill   Prospect Heights 2007   Pacific Street and Vanderbilt Ave.  40.680940, -73.967054

New construction Clinton Hill

Prospect Heights 2007

Pacific Street and Vanderbilt Ave.

40.680940, -73.967054


 Set back   Prospect Heights 2006   Dean Street between Washington Ave. and Underhill Ave.  40.679527, -73.964668

Set back

Prospect Heights 2006

Dean Street between Washington Ave. and Underhill Ave.

40.679527, -73.964668


 A New Hope   Prospect Heights 2007   Washington Ave. between Dean Street and Pacific Street  40.680107, -73.964286

A New Hope

Prospect Heights 2007

Washington Ave. between Dean Street and Pacific Street

40.680107, -73.964286


 Hot summer day fruit stand   Bedford-Stuyvesant 2005   Bedford Ave. and Herkimer Street  40.679245, -73.952994

Hot summer day fruit stand

Bedford-Stuyvesant 2005

Bedford Ave. and Herkimer Street

40.679245, -73.952994


 Slave #1   Bedford-Stuyvesant 2005   Fulton Street and Bedford Ave.  40.680533, -73.952902

Slave #1

Bedford-Stuyvesant 2005

Fulton Street and Bedford Ave.

40.680533, -73.952902


 Sunday morning   Bedford-Stuyvesant 2005   Fulton Street and Verona Place  40.680355, -73.947583

Sunday morning

Bedford-Stuyvesant 2005

Fulton Street and Verona Place

40.680355, -73.947583


 Sunday morning   Bedford-Stuyvesant 2004   Nostrand Ave. between Herkimer Street and Herkimer Place  40.679507, -73.949638

Sunday morning

Bedford-Stuyvesant 2004

Nostrand Ave. between Herkimer Street and Herkimer Place

40.679507, -73.949638


 Summer day   Brooklyn Heights 2004   Furman Street and the Brooklyn Queens Express Way  40.700014, -73.996255

Summer day

Brooklyn Heights 2004

Furman Street and the Brooklyn Queens Express Way

40.700014, -73.996255


 A nice summer day for sailing   Brooklyn Heights 2004   Promenade Pier 2 at Pineapple Street  40.699035, -73.996561

A nice summer day for sailing

Brooklyn Heights 2004

Promenade Pier 2 at Pineapple Street

40.699035, -73.996561


 Ditch Diggers   Crown Heights 2006   Bergen Street between Rogers Ave. and Bedford Ave.  40.675394, -73.953043

Ditch Diggers

Crown Heights 2006

Bergen Street between Rogers Ave. and Bedford Ave.

40.675394, -73.953043


 New Housing   Crown Heights 2006   Rogers Ave. and Prospect Place  40.674405, -73.952935

New Housing

Crown Heights 2006

Rogers Ave. and Prospect Place

40.674405, -73.952935


 More or Less LIRR   Crown Heights 2005   Atlantic Ave. and Nostrand Ave.  40.678325, -73.949818

More or Less LIRR

Crown Heights 2005

Atlantic Ave. and Nostrand Ave.

40.678325, -73.949818


 Fall starlite morning   Crown Heights 2006   Nostrand Ave. and Bergen Street  40.675962, -73.949840

Fall starlite morning

Crown Heights 2006

Nostrand Ave. and Bergen Street

40.675962, -73.949840


 Late summer afternoon   Downtown 2004   Flatbush Ave. and Livingston Street  40.687547, -73.980144

Late summer afternoon

Downtown 2004

Flatbush Ave. and Livingston Street

40.687547, -73.980144


 Blinding sun   Downtown 2004   Flatbush Ave. between Johnson Street and Myrtle Ave.  40.694587, -73.983617

Blinding sun

Downtown 2004

Flatbush Ave. between Johnson Street and Myrtle Ave.

40.694587, -73.983617


 Golden Park   Downtown 2004   Gold Street between Willoughby Street and Fulton Street  40.691163, -73.983400

Golden Park

Downtown 2004

Gold Street between Willoughby Street and Fulton Street

40.691163, -73.983400


 Kerry fall afternoon   Downtown 2004   Myrtle Ave. and Flatbush Ave.  40.693653, -73.983533

Kerry fall afternoon

Downtown 2004

Myrtle Ave. and Flatbush Ave.

40.693653, -73.983533


 The summer morning ticket  Downtown 2005  Myrtle Ave. between Fleet Place and Ashland Place  40.693419, -73.980546

The summer morning ticket

Downtown 2005

Myrtle Ave. between Fleet Place and Ashland Place

40.693419, -73.980546


 Playgrounds  Downtown 2005  Pacific Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Ave.  40.684957, -73.982225

Playgrounds

Downtown 2005

Pacific Street between Nevins Street and 3rd Ave.

40.684957, -73.982225


 Spring morning from above  Downtown 2005  Schermerhorn Street between Nevins Street and Bond Street  40.687764, -73.982804

Spring morning from above

Downtown 2005

Schermerhorn Street between Nevins Street and Bond Street

40.687764, -73.982804


 Late spring mid-day  Downtown 2005  Schermerhorn Street between Bond Street and Hoyt Street  40.688648, -73.985106

Late spring mid-day

Downtown 2005

Schermerhorn Street between Bond Street and Hoyt Street

40.688648, -73.985106


 Blue church  East New York 2007  Bergen Street and Schenectady Ave.  40.675133, -73.933097

Blue church

East New York 2007

Bergen Street and Schenectady Ave.

40.675133, -73.933097


 Pre-lunch snack  East New York 2007  Schenectady Ave. and Bergen Street  40.675791, -73.933310

Pre-lunch snack

East New York 2007

Schenectady Ave. and Bergen Street

40.675791, -73.933310


 Late summer morning  East New York 2007  Schenectady Ave. and Dean Street  40.676102, -73.933174

Late summer morning

East New York 2007

Schenectady Ave. and Dean Street

40.676102, -73.933174


 BQE Standstill  Gowanus 2006  9th Street and Gowanus  40.674093, -73.996495

BQE Standstill

Gowanus 2006

9th Street and Gowanus

40.674093, -73.996495


 Cat catch can  Gowanus 2006  Degraw Street and Gowanus  40.680974, -73.987569

Cat catch can

Gowanus 2006

Degraw Street and Gowanus

40.680974, -73.987569


 Clouds in formation  Gowanus 2006  Bond Street between Unioun Street and President Street  40.679757, -73.989753

Clouds in formation

Gowanus 2006

Bond Street between Unioun Street and President Street

40.679757, -73.989753


 Swim Gowanus  Gowanus 2006  Nevins Street between Douglass Steet and Degraw Street  40.680596, -73.986078

Swim Gowanus

Gowanus 2006

Nevins Street between Douglass Steet and Degraw Street

40.680596, -73.986078


 Gowanus Rocks  Gowanus 2006  3rd Street between Bond Steet and 3rd Ave.  40.676561, -73.990910

Gowanus Rocks

Gowanus 2006

3rd Street between Bond Steet and 3rd Ave.

40.676561, -73.990910


 Summer house boating  Gowanus 2006  Carroll Street between Bond Steet and Nevins Street  40.678128, -73.989111

Summer house boating

Gowanus 2006

Carroll Street between Bond Steet and Nevins Street

40.678128, -73.989111


 Fast food ghetto way  Green Point 2007  Kingsland Ave. and Brooklyn Queens Express Way  40.722734, -73.941138

Fast food ghetto way

Green Point 2007

Kingsland Ave. and Brooklyn Queens Express Way

40.722734, -73.941138


 Summer clean up  Green Point 2007  Hausman Street between Nassau Ave. and Norman Ave.  40.727066, -73.938981

Summer clean up

Green Point 2007

Hausman Street between Nassau Ave. and Norman Ave.

40.727066, -73.938981


 Late summer afternoon  Green Point 2007  Moultrie Street and Meserole Ave.  40.729058, -73.946950

Late summer afternoon

Green Point 2007

Moultrie Street and Meserole Ave.

40.729058, -73.946950

 

URBAN LANDSCAPE BROOKLYN 2004-2007

The images from the series “Urban Landscapes” are part of an ongoing project which involves photographing Brooklyn’s changing landscape. The project’s inspiration arose while both living in, and walking along Brooklyn’s streets. Since moving to Brooklyn I’ve been drawn to the buildings, people and sky. My overall goal was to seek out and capture locations where the buildings, people and sky balanced and harmonized.

Around this time, a second source of inspiration came about while walking through the Metropolitan Museum
of Art’s Impressionist section. After that visit I began researching the popular painters from the Impressionist movement, and I found my eye most drawn to the painter Alfred Sisley. I love the way he composed the images’ structure, chose the subject matter, and captured the atmosphere of the location. Sisley painted images which balanced these three variables, in turn creating a document that is not only pleasing to look at from a superficial viewpoint but one that for those who choose to look further, encoded within is a great depth of information about the world. 

I love observing the subtle way light and atmosphere can transform the landscape and in the process, revealing a beauty that might otherwise be overlooked. My eye is often attracted to sharp graphic structures and lines. Once the initial form registers in my mind, I look at how its shape and structure is described by the sun, and how the individual elements of the image work as a whole. From there, I look further for elements of ordered chaos. I observe how they influence and interact with the composition, and how they can provide added depth and balance. The chaotic elements of the image are things like atmospheric conditions and people. Atmospheric conditions can help provide compositional balance, while people going about living their lives can further establish an overall tone, scale and compositional points of interest. I like to think of the process as setting traps. Once the camera is in place and the image composed, the trap is set for the chaotic elements of the image to arise.

Printed by request. 

If you would like to purchase image from the series URBAN LANDSCAPE BROOKLYN 2008-PRESENT. Please email me at robert@robertmassman.com so that I can create a store listing for you.

 
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URBAN LANDSCAPE BROOKLYN 2008-PRESENT

 Garage Painting   Prospect Heights November 20th, 2008   Dean Street between Underhill Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave.   40.679817, -73.966011

Garage Painting

Prospect Heights November 20th, 2008

Dean Street between Underhill Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave. 

40.679817, -73.966011


 Almost gone   Prospect Heights January 11th, 2010   Vanderbilt Ave. between Dean Street and Pacific Street  40.680885, -73.967631

Almost gone

Prospect Heights January 11th, 2010

Vanderbilt Ave. between Dean Street and Pacific Street

40.680885, -73.967631


 Narrow light   Prospect Heights January 14th, 2010   Pacific Street and Washington Ave.  40.680124, -73.963850

Narrow light

Prospect Heights January 14th, 2010

Pacific Street and Washington Ave.

40.680124, -73.963850


 Cold days last sunligh    Prospect Heights April 21st, 2012   Dean Street between Underhill Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave.  40.679717, -73.965599

Cold days last sunligh 

Prospect Heights April 21st, 2012

Dean Street between Underhill Ave. and Vanderbilt Ave.

40.679717, -73.965599


 Battle bush   Prospect Heights February 19th, 2012   Bergen Street and Carlton Ave.   40.680108, -73.971730

Battle bush

Prospect Heights February 19th, 2012

Bergen Street and Carlton Ave. 

40.680108, -73.971730


 Early spring cleaning   Crown Heights March 14th, 2009   Dean Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.  40.678815, -73.961187

Early spring cleaning

Crown Heights March 14th, 2009

Dean Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.

40.678815, -73.961187


 Haiti earthquake victims memorial   Crown Heights January 14th, 2010   Pacific Street and Classon Ave.  40.679031, -73.958659

Haiti earthquake victims memorial

Crown Heights January 14th, 2010

Pacific Street and Classon Ave.

40.679031, -73.958659


 Masjid under construction   Crown Heights April 3rd, 2011   Bergen Street between Grand Ave. and Washington Ave.  40.678263, -73.962843

Masjid under construction

Crown Heights April 3rd, 2011

Bergen Street between Grand Ave. and Washington Ave.

40.678263, -73.962843


 Faded summer day   Crown Heights July 16th, 2012   Saint Marks Ave. and Franklin Ave.  40.675960, -73.956416

Faded summer day

Crown Heights July 16th, 2012

Saint Marks Ave. and Franklin Ave.

40.675960, -73.956416


 Brightly cold morning   Crown Heights February 21st, 2012   Dean Street and Grand Ave.  40.678875, -73.961890

Brightly cold morning

Crown Heights February 21st, 2012

Dean Street and Grand Ave.

40.678875, -73.961890


 Construction supply security   Crown Heights February 19th, 2012   Dean Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.  40.678649, -73.960746

Construction supply security

Crown Heights February 19th, 2012

Dean Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.

40.678649, -73.960746


 Later day   Crown Heights September 24th, 2012   Franklin Ave. between Saint Marks Ave. and Prospect Place  40.675458, -73.956304

Later day

Crown Heights September 24th, 2012

Franklin Ave. between Saint Marks Ave. and Prospect Place

40.675458, -73.956304


 Antiques closed   Crown Heights February 19th, 2012   Dean Street and Vanderbilt Ave.  40.680071, -73.967525

Antiques closed

Crown Heights February 19th, 2012

Dean Street and Vanderbilt Ave.

40.680071, -73.967525


 Power line   Crown Heights February 19th, 2012   Dean Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.  40.678770, -73.961359

Power line

Crown Heights February 19th, 2012

Dean Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.

40.678770, -73.961359


 Siding Sun   Crown Heights June 23rd, 2012   Bergen Street between Bedford Ave. and Franklin Ave.  40.676700, -73.954971

Siding Sun

Crown Heights June 23rd, 2012

Bergen Street between Bedford Ave. and Franklin Ave.

40.676700, -73.954971


 Side by Side   Crown Heights September 5th, 2012   Bergen Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.  40.677996, -73.961561

Side by Side

Crown Heights September 5th, 2012

Bergen Street between Grand Ave. and Classon Ave.

40.677996, -73.961561


 Afternoon project   Crown Heights August 29th, 2013   Bergen Street between Grand Ave. and Washington Ave.  40.678387, -73.963411

Afternoon project

Crown Heights August 29th, 2013

Bergen Street between Grand Ave. and Washington Ave.

40.678387, -73.963411


 Day Lights   Crown Heights August 29th, 2013    Bergen Street and Grand Ave.   40.678127, -73.96219

Day Lights

Crown Heights August 29th, 2013

Bergen Street and Grand Ave.

40.678127, -73.96219


 Open light Late afternoon   Crown Heights November 14th, 2013   Saint Marks Ave. between Bedford Ave. and Rogers Ave.  40.675401, -73.952987

Open light Late afternoon

Crown Heights November 14th, 2013

Saint Marks Ave. between Bedford Ave. and Rogers Ave.

40.675401, -73.952987


 Caged Lion   Bedford-Stuyvesant January 14th, 2010   Claver Place and Jefferson Ave.  40.682456, -73.957491

Caged Lion

Bedford-Stuyvesant January 14th, 2010

Claver Place and Jefferson Ave.

40.682456, -73.957491


 Breakfast   Bedford-Stuyvesant September 16th, 2012   Bedford Ave. and Myrtle Ave.  40.694509, -73.956088

Breakfast

Bedford-Stuyvesant September 16th, 2012

Bedford Ave. and Myrtle Ave.

40.694509, -73.956088


 Open gate   Clinton Hill April 1st, 2010   Vanderbilt Ave. between Gates Ave. and Greene Ave.  40.684644, -73.968093

Open gate

Clinton Hill April 1st, 2010

Vanderbilt Ave. between Gates Ave. and Greene Ave.

40.684644, -73.968093


 Bridge overhead   DUMBO September 16th, 2012   Adams Street and Plymouth Street  40.703522, -73.988767

Bridge overhead

DUMBO September 16th, 2012

Adams Street and Plymouth Street

40.703522, -73.988767


 Where to   DUMBO September 16th, 2012   Gold Street and Nassau Street  40.698292, -73.982899

Where to

DUMBO September 16th, 2012

Gold Street and Nassau Street

40.698292, -73.982899


 Hot days   DUMBO June 7th, 2015   Sand Street and I278 West on Ramp  40.699683, -73.984210

Hot days

DUMBO June 7th, 2015

Sand Street and I278 West on Ramp

40.699683, -73.984210


 Waiting game   DUMBO June 7th, 2015   Sand Street and Gold Street  40.699777, -73.982837

Waiting game

DUMBO June 7th, 2015

Sand Street and Gold Street

40.699777, -73.982837


 Hot morning sun   Green Point September 9th, 2012   Graham Ave. and Egert Ave.  40.721505, -73.947056

Hot morning sun

Green Point September 9th, 2012

Graham Ave. and Egert Ave.

40.721505, -73.947056


 After Construction   Downtown September 16th, 2012   Flatbush Ave. and Myrtle Ave.  40.693658, -73.983523

After Construction

Downtown September 16th, 2012

Flatbush Ave. and Myrtle Ave.

40.693658, -73.983523


 Late summer   Downtown September 16th, 2012   3rd Ave. between Dean Street and Pacific Street  40.684220, -73.981383

Late summer

Downtown September 16th, 2012

3rd Ave. between Dean Street and Pacific Street

40.684220, -73.981383


 Cool morning light   Gowanus February 21st, 2012   Bond Street between Sackett Street and Degraw Street  40.680806, -73.988920

Cool morning light

Gowanus February 21st, 2012

Bond Street between Sackett Street and Degraw Street

40.680806, -73.988920


 Hot summer day parking   Gowanus September 16th, 2012   3rd Ave. between Union Street and President Street  40.678028, -73.985586

Hot summer day parking

Gowanus September 16th, 2012

3rd Ave. between Union Street and President Street

40.678028, -73.985586


 Runaway Tree  Prospect Heights April 20th, 2018  Bergen Street between Washington Ave. and Underhill Ave.  40.678698, -73.964444

Runaway Tree

Prospect Heights April 20th, 2018

Bergen Street between Washington Ave. and Underhill Ave.

40.678698, -73.964444

 

URBAN LANDSCAPE BROOKLYN 2008-PRESENT

The images from the series “Urban Landscapes” are part of an ongoing project which involves photographing Brooklyn’s changing landscape. The project’s inspiration arose while both living in, and walking along Brooklyn’s streets. Since moving to Brooklyn I’ve been drawn to the buildings, people and sky. My overall goal was to seek out and capture locations where the buildings, people and sky balanced and harmonized.

Around this time, a second source of inspiration came about while walking through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Impressionist section. After that visit I began researching the popular painters from the Impressionist movement, and I found my eye most drawn to the painter Alfred Sisley. I love the way he composed the images’ structure, chose the subject matter, and captured the atmosphere of the location. Sisley painted images which balanced these three variables, in turn creating a document that is not only pleasing to look at from a superficial viewpoint but one that for those who choose to look further, encoded within is a great depth of information about the world. 

I love observing the subtle way light and atmosphere can transform the landscape and in the process, revealing a beauty that might otherwise be overlooked. My eye is often attracted to sharp graphic structures and lines. Once the initial form registers in my mind, I look at how its shape and structure is described by the sun, and how the individual elements of the image work as a whole. From there, I look further for elements of ordered chaos. I observe how they influence and interact with the composition, and how they can provide added depth and balance. The chaotic elements of the image are things like atmospheric conditions and people. Atmospheric conditions can help provide compositional balance, while people going about living their lives can further establish an overall tone, scale and compositional points of interest. I like to think of the process as setting traps. Once the camera is in place and the image composed, the trap is set for the chaotic elements of the image to arise.

Printed by request. 

If you would like to purchase image from the series URBAN LANDSCAPE BROOKLYN 2008-PRESENT. Please email me at robert@robertmassman.com so that I can create a store listing for you.

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