STUDIO INABA _ BEYOND THE STREET
This set of photographs serves as one of the first forms of inspiration for the project. One of the first things that stood out was the relatively expansive skyline of the area. If the built space could be thought of as filled, positive space, then the sky could be interpreted as negative space. What happens when it fills up and defines a new skyline?
The second motif was the narrow Lower Manhattan street. With little light exposure in the first place due to the proportions of these buildings, perhaps it would make more sense to use it in a different way while elevating pedestrians high above. Also interesting was the juxtaposition between various elements - the fire escapes, metal shutters and building facades in general stood out the most. Can the street be built upon while still preserving the character of the existing space?
shot with Sony NEX-5, 2012