A unique collection of photographs of the real, authentic New York - off the beaten tourist track
Only illustrated book about New York that takes such an authentic look at the people, the streets, the architecture of the world metropolis
Like the first part of the Unseen series (London Unseen), New York Unseen is an authentic approach to the character of a world metropolis. It is the first illustrated book that attempts to capture the soul of the Big Apple without focusing on tourist highlights such as the Statue of Liberty and Central Park.
Instead, Luc Kordas focuses on intimate encounters with the protagonists of the East Coast metropolis: its residents. Embedded in their "natural habitat," the mostly black-and-white images of people from the city's streets, backyards, apartments, or trains often tell much more than the 1,000th image of the Empire State Building could.
The result is a photographic smorgasbord of looks, gestures, situations that capture the soul of New York. The city is thus seen from its edges, and at the same time from its innermost - an unprecedented view of what is probably the most photographed city in the world.
"In the book… we get a fantastic look at those alternative viewpoints that you're unlikely to find in your Lonely Planet or Rough guide. They've called the books 'Unseen' for a reason, because you're far less likely to have already viewed the kinds of pictures taken within it." --Amateur Photographer
"Luc Kordas has made his home in New York City since 2014. It was the same year that he began a long-term project, 'The New York Chronicles', photographing across all the boroughs of New York City. The latest fruits of this visual storytelling endeavours are in his new book, New York Unseen." --Digital Camera World
About the Author
Luc lives and creates mostly between New York and Europe. His work celebrates timeless, everyday moments. Versatile in both colour and black and white, he often chooses the latter for his documentary and street work, seeing monochrome as a more powerful tool of expression. An avid traveller who is constantly on the road, he likes to merge his favourite genres of photography, moving freely between documentary, portraiture, travel and street photography.