We can agree that New York has been photographed beyond comprehension. The bustling city is a subject of the lens of countless photographers each with varying perspectives and unique approaches. Artist John Chiara is no exception to the pool of artists who work within the Manhattan perimeters. But it is John's heavy lifting and elbow grease to make unique photographs the hard way that differentiates him from his contemporaries. With two homemade cameras the size of kitchen cabinets, stocked with photosensitive paper, John worked throughout the city, veering up at the city's concrete infrastructure, turning the skies black and silhouetting the trees, fiery red and radiating with oranges, reds and greens.
Big Town, Big Camera, John Chiara photographs New York for Exhibition, on The New York Times
April 16, 2016