When I moved from New York City to London late last year, I decided to create a series of double exposures. The images are part New York, part London, and collectively represent my vision of home.
I think it's natural to seek out similarities and differences when you move to a completely new environment ("London cab drivers actually know where they're going!" "The Tube closes at 12:30am?!"), and this is my version of that. Visually, they make for such wonderful portmanteaux — London is such an old city rooted in architectural tradition, where New York feels like it has a constantly shifting skyline of glass and steel.
The photos were shot and edited entirely with my iPhone 4S, a medium that I find to be liberating. I spend most of my time shooting newspaper and magazine assignments on a clunky DSLR that requires a certain degree of deliberation, but the iPhone is simple and spontaneous. Each pair of photos was selected based on negative space, color, and contrast — but for every composite that you see, I had to go through at least a dozen versions before finding the perfect combination.
You can find all of the New York + London images on my Instagram account
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