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Private Views of Central Park (8 Photos)

Private Views of Central Park (8 Photos)

All photos © Betsy Pinover Schiff.

Photographer Betsy Pinover Schiff offers a new perspective on America’s greatest urban park –exclusively from windows and terraces of more than 100 private apartments and offices on all four sides of the 840-acre Park. She captures both the dramatic and lyric moods evoked by the grand vistas of the Park’s natural beauty in its changing seasons. “As a photographer of gardens and landscape architecture” she said, “my interest was the landscape of Central Park rather than the city skyline behind or the activity within it.” Her focus was the colors, textures shadows and architectural elements in the Park as they appear from above, from early morning to night. The five-year project resulted in the acclaimed book Windows on Central Park: the Landscape Revealed (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd, October, 2011), which followed on the heels of her book New York City Gardens (Hirmer Verlag, 2010). Read about Schiff’s encounters with the private residents surrounding Central Park in the NY Times City Room blog.

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  1. I never imagine to see an eagle flying wild inside New York! Well this is a great collection of photograph not only for the different point of view of Central Park, but also a great creative job, the first photograph with the open windows is really amazing: well composed, executed and really artistic.

  2. It is really cause of happiness to see an eagle flying wild inside New York! well composed, executed and really artistic. Well this is a great collection of photograph not only for the different point of view of Central Park, but also a great creative job, the first photograph with the open windows is really amazing:
    What a surprise to see the photographer’s work while looking at photography sites today. These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing this beauty Hanif Baloch From Karachi

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