This image was taken in February 2005. I wanted it to be a dramatic image and decided that the best way to achieve this was to photograph the bridge at dawn. At the time was very influenced by the movie Manhattan. Later that morning, cold and hungry I found the Almondine Bakery on Water Street and went in for a coffee and croissant.
By now it was 6.30am and the first customer of the day. The owner, Hervé Poussot and I chatted for a little while, he liked my work and promised to allow me to hang my work on the cafe walls.
Happy with my days work I went home and got a cold from the weather.
In this version of Manhattan Skyline, the image is printed on a Satin finish photo parer and mounted on the back of a polaroid. I do this because I like the look of the dried emulsion on one end and the instructions on the other. It can confuse someone not familiar with my work but it is pretty.