Kathy Ryan: Office Romance, Photographs from Inside The New York Times Building

Nov 25, 2014 6:27PM
In his Introduction to Office Romance: Photographs from Inside The New York Times Building by NY Times Magazine director of photography Kathy Ryan, architect Renzo Piano writes, "For an architect, light is essential. The first thing I do when I visit a site for the first time is to understand where north lies, and where the sun comes up and goes down. I start to calculate, mentally, how the light falls; what the sun's angle is at winter solstice and summer solstice, and at equinox, midway between. Light is to an architect what sound is to a composer. It is probably the most immaterial material involved in construction, but it's the most important. From the beginning, The New York Times Building was all about the light, and the vibration of light and shadow. In Kathy Ryan's pictures, I'm happy to find somebody who has captured it!" Featured image is "2:32 pm, November 14, 2012."
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