New York Sleeps: Christopher Thomas’s Uncanny Photos

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Although it’s known as the city that never sleeps, we know New York must take a break every once in a while. Discovering one of the moments, such as leaving a nightclub at the crack of dawn or departing to catch a morning flight in the dark, most of us are dumbstruck by how eerily quiet the city can be. German photographer Christopher Thomas has made an art of capturing the times when New York sleeps. Over the past decade, Thomas has visited iconic New York City sights and fixed the precious minutes and seconds when nothing was happening on film. An exhibition in Antwerp, which runs through March 6, and a new Prestel book celebrate Thomas’ uncanny vision of the urban void.

Christopher Thomas, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2008. Courtesy Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

Christopher Thomas, Central Park, Bethesda Fountain, I, 2009. Courtesy Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

Christopher Thomas, Grand Central Terminal, II, 2001. Courtesy Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

Christopher Thomas, Manhattan Bridge Arch, 2008. Courtesy Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

Christopher Thomas, Cyclone Rollercoaster, Coney Island, 2008. Courtesy Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp

Christopher Thomas, Katz´s Deli, 2001. Courtesy Fifty One Fine Art Photography, Antwerp