“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” -Karl Lagerfeld
The picture that I’ve chosen to write about today is:
Upon first glance, you can tell that this picture is of Grand Central Station in NYC. I chose the above quote because I thought it was fitting of NYC- the city that never sleeps. There are so many things going on in NYC at any given moment and these moments seem to go by so quickly. Like in the photograph above, it would be impossible to re-create the moment that the picture was taken; there are so many people running around that it truly would be impossible to reproduce that moment.
I guess that’s why I love New York City; the hustle and bustle of the big city makes you feel insignificant and wildly important at the same time. Another thing: the photograph reminds me of my own goal to one day live in NYC, maybe even get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city.
To me, photographs like the one above, capture a glimpse into all the craziness that goes on there and reminds me to slow down every once in a while and appreciate the beauty of where I am. When I was in NYC, I don’t think I truly appreciated the magnitude of where I was; I got so caught up in trying to live like a true New Yorker. Now looking back, I really should have stopped and taken a good look around at where I was.
The photo really evokes deep feelings in me and that’s partly why I chose it. The other reason why I chose it is because it’s just really aesthetically pleasing to me. Nothing to it, it’s just pretty.
Anyways, thanks for reading my thoughts on this photograph.