This work was initiated by sampling selected original cityscape paintings created on sheets of aluminium. As in reality, the neon lights of Times Square flicker and oscillate through a myriad of fluorescent hues. A rippling pavement flows as it mirrors the fierce movement and activity of the New York metropolis, with almost hypnotic effect. This is Urban Legends #1, forming one of two parts of the full scene.
To create this piece, the physical oil paintings were digitised using a Leica M (Type 240) rangefinder camera, paired with the Leica Summilux-M 1:1.4/35 lens for superlative colour depth and image quality, preserving the tones and textures of the source painting. The composite images were then enhanced and expanded upon through digital manipulation and motion to create the final NFT.
This work is now sold.