Using a Hasselblad and lots of film, Jiri has managed to capture the city in a truly unique and surprising way.
Jiri Makovec lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, Phillips de Pury & Company Auctions’ Change of Art and All Grown Up, the ChobiMela International Festival of Photography in Bangladesh, and the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts in Japan. Of this work, Tales From The island, he writes, ‘Within the city’s rigid grid, moments of mystery and terror unveil, and are captured as a series of encounters and events. Whether the viewer is facing truth or fiction, this body of work shows the photographers’ relationship to the city, that is also known as “the arena for the terminal stage of Western civilization”‘ (R. Koolhaas).