"Richard has a unique eye for the still astonishing diversity of New Yorkers, natives or transplants. A transplant himself, there's no denying the power of Richard's personal vision of the city he has made his home. His evident talent and the works' singularity speak for themselves." - Julia Gruen, Executive Director, Keith Haring Foundation, New York, NY
Many cities can boast beautifully designed buildings, but New York's architecture is different. This photo book of New York tells the city's story of impressive buildings and streets filled with inspiring people. New York is a city that has had to earn its place in the world; a city that people, from various backgrounds, are proud to call home. Unified by its diversity, New York inspires belief in the idea that individual happiness is self-made, as its streets and buildings seem to suggest that everyone can strive to be the best version of themselves. The Big Apple is a peaceful patchwork of ethnicities that contains many lessons for Europe as it struggles to deal with changing demographics.
AUTHOR: Born and raised in the Netherlands by his Argentinian mother, Richard Koek now lives in New York City. He started out with assignments for renowned titles, such as the New York Times and Stern Magazine and has worked for countless companies and non-profit organisations. An internationally acclaimed photographer, Koek describes his pictures as pure reflections of his belief that people are an epitome of the world around them, while the world is an epitome of the people who share it. His work is not meant to be a mere representation of reality, but to encourage viewers to interpret and complete the story he left unfinished. He regularly works for Der Bild, the Dutch Embassy, as well as several celebrities, and his work has been on exhibition in both New York and the Netherlands.
200 colour, 30 b/w photographs
Author: KOEK, RICHARD
Publication date: 01/05/2018
Dimension: 340mm X 245mm