Elements of Manhattan Caught on Film, The Photography of Thomas Adler

Photographer Thomas Adler, experimental in his content, delicately expresses his visual outlook on the world through a distinct photographic approach.

Adler seeks Manhattan’s secret attractions and showcases them in his featured album Brick and Metal. The photographs in the series exemplify his technique of only closing the shutter in moments where concealed beauties are naturally revealed.

Thomas Adler was kind enough to answer a few questions for us.

How did you start with photography?

When I was in my early teens I went to an Ansel Adams photography exhibit. I fell in love with his work and since then I’ve wanted to pursue photography.

How do you choose your subject matter?

I choose to take pictures of things that interest me. There’s really not much more to it. Sometimes it’s the shape of an object or the contrast of the colors that catches my eye. I am still in the developmental/experimental stage of my photography so I have no theme yet but I’m building towards one.

What’s your favorite part of NYC to capture?

My favorite part of NYC is that the city is like an organism forever changing. I could visit the same spot multiple times and every time there would be something new to capture. There is so much more to the city than just what tourists come to see. Every corner of the city has a moment to be captured.

Check out Capture North for more of Adler’s work.

Sophie Patenaude

Sophie Patenaude

Contributing Writer

Raised right outside of NYC, Sophie often enjoys exploring the City and getting lost. She loves writing, blogging, and playing guitar. When not writing music, Sophie can be found eating plentiful amounts of food.

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