I’ve been traveling to New York for years, and each visit is an introduction to something new.
Finding myself alone on the train platform at Grand Central, it wasn’t hard to find beauty.
The juxtaposition between old and new is everywhere.
And unintentional humor can result from otherwise mundane efforts.
A trip to Red Hook provides a reason to take heart – the drive to tear down the old and replace it with something new isn’t always the norm.
Objects of interest can be found in unlikely places, like a front porch.
The remnants of the distilling process are set aside for a furniture builder.
A simple metal door takes on an artistic patina – more proof that nature is the master artist.
And accidents seem almost intentional.
The remnants of an earlier time take on an eerie quality when presented for sale at an antique shop.
And an essential piece of civil society is no longer needed.
The city seems to be in a state of perpetual construction.
Everything in a city is built to support life, and everything is grinding everything else down.
A flea market finds a home in a spot where a building once stood.
Meeting friends for dinner in the Financial District, we took a minute to appreciate the Brooklyn Bridge from a new vantage point.
While this area is up-and-coming, there are still some spaces in need of love.
David Roth is an artist, musician, and designer in Chicago. In his spare time he serves as the editor of this magazine. He’s also a very proud dad. You can see more of his photographs here.