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A Tribute to New York.
The Danish photographer Torkil Gudnason has lived in New York since 1978, building a stellar career as a fashion photographer. In the book Urban Spell, he now presents a new series dedicated to the city that has proved an inexhaustible wellspring of inspiration for his creative genius. Eschewing the metropolis' picture-postcard motifs, he instead takes photographs that record its architecture in its everyday nonchalance. Gudnason's compositions convey his very personal perspective on his adopted home—a city whose urban iconography has always been defined by excess in the pursuit of superlatives. With a conversation with the artist by Dana Kopel.