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REMINISCENT Photography by Nazli Ergani


Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation Visual Studies: Architectural Photography Instructor Erieta Attali Fall 2013 Book designed and edited by Nazli Ergani

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Š 2014 by Nazli Ergani All rights reserved.


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one double as the real two figure vs. figure three figure as the landscape four framing the other night

five confronting the horizon six shifting the horizon seven disseminating the light eight secondary inhabi

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I see the city with multiple realities, in general the city as a whole lives with the ephemerality, whether its is Manhattan or Providence. There are always moments where it seems like a deserted place, as if life is long gone. My photography is concentrated in the city of Manhattan and Providence; my new home and my old home. I portray both cities with their empty face, that is revealed by light, illuminating, framing the long gone life. The light is the subject of the background in the photos, illuminating the subject yet at the same time creating a silhouette. By removing the information reveals the form and the ground, in other cases it also acts as a frame that objectifies a notion of the city stylizing an urban landscape with the continuous silhouette. The central focus is to search for that tangled and relationship the city bears as the shadows and the silhouettes frame the light. My work struggles between the dance of light and shadow, harmonizing and creating the unreal. Through photography I learn how to frame the context through architecture, as photography helps me to inhabit the view and the city. Thus I choose to see the other, the oblique, the abstracted and deserted reality. As the spaces become the extensions and reflections of their conditions that allow multiple perspectives and time to collide to each other. Whether it is the reflection projected on to the neighboring building, or the illusion created by the shadow, or the facade of one appearing on the other.

They all create the other, the deserted, the distant city.

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one double as the real

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Chappaqua Train Station. NY

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Lincoln Center Alice Tully Hall, NYC

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Public Plaza, NYC

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Lincoln Center Koch Theather, NYC

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Domino Building, Providence

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two figure vs. figure

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Midtown New York

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Davol Square, Providence

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Domino Building, Providence

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Brooklyn / Manhattan Bridge, NYC

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Gas Station, Providence

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Brown University, Providence

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Mt Sinai Hospital, NYC

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Lincoln Center, NYC

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Brooklyn Bridge ,NYC

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Wickenden St. , Providence

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Washington Park, Providence

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three figure as the landscape

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South Main St. , Providence

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South Main St. , Providence

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Brooklyn Bridge, NYC

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Chappaqua, NY

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South Main St. , Providence

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Washington Park , Providence

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Chappaqua, NY

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South Water St. , Providence

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The Foundry, Providence

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four framing the other

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South Main St. , Providence

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East River Promenade, NYC

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Whitney Museum, NYC

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Fulton St, , NYC

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Old Bridge,Providence

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South Main St. , Providence

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West Village, NYC

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Midtown, NYC

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Seagram Building, NYC

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Downtown Manhattan, NYC

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Federal Hill, Providence

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Federal Hill, Providence

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Hudson River, New York

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Hudson River, New York

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Columbia University, New York

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Lincoln Center, New York

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Lincoln Center, New York

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Lincoln Center, New York

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six shifting the horizon

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Central Park, New York

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Hudson River, New York

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Hudson River, New York

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Hudson River, New York

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Morningside Park, New York

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seven disseminating the light

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New Rochelle, New York

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Hudson River, New York

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Whitney Museum, New York

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Downtown, Providence

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New Haven, Connecticut

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Hudson River, New York

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Columbia University,New York

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Chelsea, New York

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Tribeca, New York

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Fox Point,Providence

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River, Providence

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eight secondary inhabitant

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Central Park, New York

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Chelsea, New York

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Central Park, New York

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Hudson River, New York

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Tribeca, New York

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Lincoln Center, New York

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Columbia University, New York

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