Dreamy, Vintage-Style Photos of New York City

Photographer Peter Liepke creates gritty and dreamy images of New York City that look like immaculate graphite drawings, but are actually platinum/palladium prints. The technique of his Above and Beyond series brings out the ominous texture of the sky, the gloomy, dramatic gradients of the streets, turning the glow of a lone park lamp into some sort of mystical urban lighthouse, as if a storm is brewing just around the corner, a big black cloud is gonna come… We’re getting a little romantic here. Sorry. We’re in Sandy mode. Enjoy the photographs!

Photo credit: Peter Liepke