His first book will showcase his singular vision of New York City. He flies, climbs, and spelunks all over the city, and the end result is thrilling: nighttime cityscape aerials, subway tunnels, basketball courts under the shadows of bridges, Coney Island during a blizzard, and so many others.
Known professionally as 13th Witness, this born-and-raised New Yorker has amassed more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, where he posts intimate portraits, landscapes from his frequent global travels. Now for the first time, 13th Witness: The City collects the photographer's signature dynamic city pictures--celebrated landmarks and little-seen corners of New York's five boroughs. Images include well-known attractions like NY Harbor and Statue of Liberty; One World Trade Center; Empire State Building; Central Park; Brooklyn Bridge; Coney Island; Met Park Slope; Grand Army Plaza; and Rockaway Beach. His photos also drill down below the popular sights and include defunct subway stations, train yards, skate parks, and blacktop basketball courts--all a testament to the photographer's hustle and grit and a dazzling chronicle of his point of view of his hometown New York City in the twenty-first-century. Dizzying aerials, empty perhaps with the exception of the photographer's close-knit posse, and his street-centric vision of NYC is sure to appeal not only to his loyal fanbase but those the world over looking for a fresh new vision of the beloved city.
About The Author
Timothy McGurr is 13th Witness. His father, the graffiti artist better known as Futura 2000, raised 13th Witness in the art world in the '70s and'80s; he was surrounded by other street artist heroes like Keith Haring and Basquiat. A self-taught photographer, 13th Witness travels the world and works with brands like Nike and KITH, and celebrities like Beyoncé, Nigel Sylvester, and Nitro Underground.
Publish Date: March 23, 2021
Category: Photography - Subjects & Themes - Street Photography