Photographer Jaka Vinsek Captures the Desolate Streets of New York During Last Night’s Blizzard

Posted On Tue, January 27, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, January 27, 2015 By In Art, Brooklyn, Manhattan, photography

While the rest of us were bundled up indoors last night in anticipation of Snor’easter Juno, Brooklyn photographer Jaka Vinsek set out on a journey to capture New York’s streets covered in snow. “I started at 10pm and got home at 7am,” he says. “I walked on foot around nine miles.”

With transit shuttered at 7pm Monday, and a city-wide ban on vehicles (except emergency) beginning at 11pm, what Vinsek captures on camera is a desolate but eerily beautiful city. His photos feature unlikely scenes, including a completely empty Grand Central, as well as some wonderful moments of lone souls roaming amidst the city’s dedicated workers pounding the pavement. Vinsek’s photos show another, more peaceful side to our city that we often forget exists.

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Grand Central Station empty at 11:30pm.

jaka vinsek winter storm blizzard juno 2015

“Have you ever walked in the middle of 5th Avenue? I have at 4am.”

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A man walking down the middle of 5th Avenue.

jaka vinsek winter storm blizzard juno 2015

Two men posing in the middle of the 42nd street next to Bryant Park during the storm.

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A Con Edison‬ ‪emergency‬ truck in ‪the East Village‬ Tuesday morning.

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A ‪‎Hasidic‬ man is trying to cross the street in front of the ‪‎fire truck‬ in Brooklyn.

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See even more incredible photos on Vinsek’s Instagram here.

Vinsek’s other work can be seen here

Images courtesy of Jaka Vinsek

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