Bronze 2021 / Architecture / Cityscapes

Respect (For The Empire State)

  • Photographer
    Bahar Kural
  • Agency / Studio
    Bahar Kural Photography
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Architecture/Cityscapes

The Empire State Building love to show its beautiful Art Deco facade from almost every corner of Manhattan. As I was walking in Chelsea on Tenth Avenue in April of this year, I accidentally walked by this block, where a developer had literally made a cut-out from his building in order to maintain an open and continuous west-to-east view of the Empire State. The triangular geometry of the cut-out made for a beautiful setting for the stately Art Deco architecture of the Empire State Building. I gave the sky a teal color and the photo a graphic feel, as an ode to building's Art Deco glamour.

Bahar Kural is an award winning photographer specializing in abstract, fine art, landscape, street and architectural photography. A native of Istanbul, Bahar lives in NYC with her two children. In her free time, when she is not taking pictures, Bahar runs her own full service Real Estate Development Firm, Bahar Kural Development, which specializes in building small-scale developments and restoration projects in NYC. Her love of building beautiful spaces goes hand-in-hand with her love of creating one-of-a kind photographic art.