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Three Days in Manhattan showcases a collection of more than 100 colorful impressionistic, illustration-style, fine art images of inner-city Manhattan that were captured walking the streets of New York City in October 2012. Subjects pictured range from sweeping aerial cityscapes to the unique geometry of buildings and architecture; from bold and colorful street art and graffiti to gaudy, fancy cars; from ambitious, forward-thinking urban renewal projects to the depths of crowded subway stations; from the din of Times Square and the surrounding theater district to picturesque and tranquil Central Park. And in all of these places, people are pictured "on the go."
For the vast majority of us who do not call New York City home, many of our perceptions of this great metropolis are formed through what we see in motion pictures, hear in music, view on television or read in books. Not everything seen, heard, viewed or read through the popular media, however, necessarily reflects the day-to-day reality of a place or its true personality. I have long wanted to capture my own vision of the New York City personality and share my interpretation of what I saw through my lenses in an artistic, impressionistic way. That is what this book is all about.
Thomas S. Parry is a freelance photographer and writer. Holding advanced university degrees in languages and linguistics, he has built a successful career as a linguist, college professor, researcher, writer, higher education administrator and management consultant in academia and government for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, Thomas has traveled extensively to different parts of the world and photographed fascinating places and captured people in the course of their day-to-day lives. An avid nature photographer, Thomas specializes in photographing the environment, landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and birds. He is currently expanding his portfolio to include urban "cityscapes" and artistic interpretations of urban life. He has won numerous photographic awards and his work has appeared in Nature Photographer Magazine, Black and White Magazine and Photographer's Forum Magazine's Best of Photography 2011. He is a member of NAPP and Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA.