Marc Yankus brings to light the secret lives of New York's buildings

New York photographer Marc Yankus started shooting cityscapes in the late 1990s. Until recently, nearly all of his tightly-framed shots maintained a soft-focus, sometimes blurred aesthetic, multilayered with texture – as seen in the rough edges of the Manhattan skyline, the bleeding coronas of street lights and the smoky atmospheres in between.

When asked whether this cosmopolitan curiosity says more about the people living in these buildings or those wondering about them, Yankus can't say. 'The show is called "The Secret Lives of Buildings"... if buildings had a consciousness, would they have stories to tell for the people who have lived there?' he muses. 'It's about us looking inward while looking at the structure that contains the stories.'

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Photographer Marc Yankus