Size: 20"W x 30"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2017
Sophie stands in an unfinished Brooklyn apartment building. The Empire State Building is visible through the window; it is sunset over the Manhattan skyline. Faint hues of greenish-blue contrast with the bright red terry cloth robe draped over her shoulders, revealing her naked body. She portrays perpetual aspiration; the uncompleted trophy apartment, the city out of reach. It is a bittersweet story of, “so much achieved, much more yearned for.”
New York is known around the world and many people have a personal connection to the metropolis. Whenever I visit Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, I am inspired by the art I see and the culture of the city. Although I have visited a dozen times before, this image is from my first ever photo project in New York.
A K Nicholas was born in the United States and raised in the Middle East. Always at ease with visual expression, as a second generation artist, childhood included exposure to galleries and museums in dozens of countries. Although formally trained in painting and drawing, he chose photography as best suited to convey his ideas. "I feel the most successful images leave the viewer either unsure or unconcerned as to the precise process of production."