This Collection by Sean Ryan Pierce Captures Private Reflections

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Jun 20, 2013 • References: seanryanpierce.tumblr & mymodernmet
Capturing the private reflections of people overlooking New York, photographer Sean Ryan Pierce created a collection aptly named 'The Backs of Strangers Overlooking New York City.' The photo series aims to capture people reflecting as they stare out over the metropolis.

Each photo captures a certain calmness as people escape the busyness of the streets of New York. Up in tall skyscrapers, locals and tourists can look at the bustling city from a more serene perspective.

Instead of traditional metropolis landscape shots, Pierce's photos focus in on a human subject contemplating a scene so that you don't have to. Each figure takes up a large portion of the shot, thus blocking you from taking in the scene that they're reflecting on. Stats for City Contemplating Captures Trending: Older & Average
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