Matteo Pericoli: Views of New York City

Matteo Pericoli found fame with his 22ft fold-out drawing of the Manhattan skyline. His new book shows the city through the windows of New York resident musicians, artists and writers, from Annie Leibovitz to Philip Glass, David Byrne to Nora Ephron, with their thoughts on what those views mean to them.

For Manhattan Unfurled, Pericoli began by journeying around New York on the Circle Line cruise boat, photographing the skyline. For his current project, London Unfurled, he walked the length of the Thames, from Hammersmith to the Isle of Dogs, and back again, photographing constantly.

“I am gently obsessive,” he says, understating the case somewhat. “ walk 10 metres, then stop and photograph. All along the north side of the river, then back along the south. It was two incredibly intense weeks in which I took 6,300 photographs and destroyed a pair of shoes.”

(Source: Observer)

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