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A photography book based on a walk of every block of Manhattan
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Several years ago I walked every block of Manhattan. What I thought was a scouting project to find empty spaces where buildings had been torn down quickly became a 31 day walk of every block of Manhattan (one day per week over 31 weeks). The book is organized into different typologies; alleys, parking sheds, playgrounds, signs of hidden infrastructure, places where the street grid meets older parts of the city, places where you can still see the geology and topography of the island, etc. It's an idiosyncratic catalog of parts of the city, by no means comprehensive, but covering the entire island.

The book, with an introductory essay by Karrie Jacobs, will be published by Monacelli Press in May 2019. I'm hoping to recoup some of my design and production costs. Your copy will arrive this June. 

Here's a sampling of some of the typologies:

Vacant Spaces
Vacant Spaces
Construction
Construction
Topography
Topography
Little Streets
Little Streets
Playgrounds
Playgrounds
Water Supply
Water Supply
Parking lots
Parking lots
Parking sheds
Parking sheds
Geology
Geology
Buttresses
Buttresses

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