Flatiron Building by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1912)

The photograph titled “Flatiron Building” is a work by Alvin Langdon Coburn taken in 1912. It captures the iconic Flatiron Building in New York City. In this evocative image, the photograph appears to be taken at dusk or on an overcast day, creating a moody and atmospheric effect. The Flatiron Building itself is the central focus, its famous triangular shape clearly visible against a lighter sky. Street elements, such as lampposts with glowing lights and the silhouettes of bare tree branches, add to the composition. The hustle and bustle of the city are suggested by the blurred figures of people walking along the street, contributing a sense of motion and life to the urban scene. The choice of monochrome and the artful play with light and shadow by Coburn gives the photograph a timeless quality, emphasizing the shapes and forms of the cityscape.

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