All things NYC

Those of you who know me, know that I love New York. I count the weekend I spent there a few years ago as one of my most exciting ever, and I dream of the day that I can go back again. I’m pretty certain I’m not alone in my obsession, and the fact that every time I switch on the TV at the moment someone or another is running madly through Times Square or cooking in Central Park, reassures me that the love for and fascination with NYC is not fading.

If you’re a fan of New York, or simply love great photography, you’ve really got to check out photographer Melissa Hobb’s upcoming exhibition; NYC -6º Cold Bite of the Big Apple. Opening next week, Wednesday 27 July at Gasworks Art Park the show features a range of beautifully narrative shots of New York in Winter.

What to expect, in Melissa’s words…

New York City = No 1 on my Bucket List. For so many years I’ve wanted to travel to New York. Even more so now that my new profession is encompassed in the art world and New York has so many wonderful galleries.

So when my amazing husband surprised me with a booked holiday, New York was now on the agenda.

The average temperature in New York was -6°C but this didn’t deter me from discovering this amazing city. When 18 inches of snow fell, New York turned into a magical wonderland.

As a keen user of social networking sites Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, not only was I able to share my experiences with everyone back home but I could also share my first hand view of New York through the many images I took. This is my interpretation of New York and the way I saw it. Finally!

About the artist…
Melissa Hobbs is a final year photography commercial major at Photography Studies College. Her dream of being a professional photographer is rapidly being realised. Inspired by such photographers as Paul Strand, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, Melissa embarked on a journey to NYC with the intention of photographing “the essence of New York” She’s a wife and Mum to two young boys. You can find out more about Melissa’s work at her website or follow her on Twitter @melhobbs.

Photo: Mel Hobbs

Mel would love your company at the opening, or pop on by any time up until 7 August 2011. Also, feel free to let us know what you think of the show…

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