6sqft’s series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Jasper Leonard renders NYC in miniature in “New York Resized.” Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected].
Other than its apartments, New York City is not typically associated with the word “miniature,” especially when it comes to the skyline. But Belgium-based photographer Jasper Leonard, who says he “feels the need to reshape the way reality is exposed,” decided to turn this norm on its head with his photo series and newly released book “New York Resized.” Employing a unique tilt-shift technique and climbing up to rooftops, bridges, observatories, and helicopters to take a total of 23,000 photos, Leonard created a birds-eye perspective of NYC in which cars become tiny blips among the streets and people fade away in places like Grand Central and Central Park.