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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.

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If you would like to purchase image from the series URBAN LANDSCAPE BROOKLYN 2008-PRESENT. Please email me at ask@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

 

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 ask@robertmassman.com so that I can create a store listing for you.

 
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