Grand Central Terminal – New York City
All aboard for David Katzenstein’s photography of the hidden parts of Grand Central Terminal
How do you photograph the most famous train station in the world without following the same style as everyone else? Anyone who’s been to New York’s Grand Central Terminal will know it’s an incredible space, not just for its classic architecture but for people watching too.
Over 750,000 people pass through the building every day, as they travel to and from work. But it’s also a meeting place, a tourist spot and somewhere you can shop or grab a bite to eat – human energy is everywhere.
In 2014, photographer David Katzenstein was commissioned by a corporate sponsor to explore three transportation hubs in Manhattan. Grand Central Terminal was the first he documented and, with the sponsor’s help, he was given access to areas of the building that are usually off limits to the public. Here is just a glimpse at some of the images he captured. If you love this particular project, you should also see David’s series on the New York Public Library.
- Katy Cowan / Creative Boom
© David Katzenstein
Do you believe in love at first sight? The first time I saw New York City, I was taken. For the last 20 years, I’ve had an intense romance with every corner, every building, and every street of the city. That’s why I was very excited when I saw the beautiful images of Grand Central Terminal by photographer David Katzenstein.
In 2014 Katzenstein received a commission to explore three central transportation hubs in Manhattan. Grand Central Terminal was the first hub and he was given access to exclusive areas of the terminal usually off limits to the public. One of my favorite places in Manhattan, “The terminal is an amazing architectural feat where over 750,000 people pass through each day on their way to and from work.” says Katzenstein, “It is a meeting place, a shopping place and a great place to people watch. Human energy is everywhere.”
Enjoy Mr. Katzenstein’s fabulous images, they might make you want to get a ticket to New York to bask in Grand Central Terminal’s unique New York energy.
Click here to see the entire THE URBAN LANDSCAPE: Grand Central Terminal series.
If you love Grand Central Terminal as much as I do, you will enjoy this article. Published by The Telegraph, it presents 100 fascinating facts about this legendary place.
– Rafael Esquer, alfalfastudio
© David Katzenstein