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New York, pre 9/11

As I wrote about within my last post, I recently visited New York and on my return I came across a few old photos I took from my previous trip to the city, two weeks before the World Trade Centre attacks in 2001.

These were all taken with my old Pentax MZ-50 camera and developed in the darkrooms at Somerset College of Arts & Technology while I was completing the final year of my degree, and I thought it’d be worth showing them for posterity! Some, particularly ones of the World Trade Centre, are pretty mindblowing and sobering. All photos are copyright Owen Jones.

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New York, New York

‘The streets will make you feel brand new . . .’

I don’t know if you’ve been to New York before but it really is something else. I can’t claim to be an expert but I had been once before, in August 2001, and was fortunate to be able to visit again this August. As far as visual culture is concerned, Manhattan really opens your eyes and invigorates your senses. Towering skyscrapers looming over you on all sides, Art Deco architecture and styling, 5th Avenue with its world famous designer shopping, the über-trendy fashion district, Broadway and its glamour and glitz, numerous museums and galleries and, of course, Times Square with its flashing lights, billboards and fascia advertising to name just a selection!

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