The Great Style of New York
by John Hsieh
Trafford Publishing

"Since I was a child, I had always loved Manhattan and dreamed of moving there one day."

For anyone lucky enough to visit or even live in New York City, you know how quickly one is swept into its energy, what a special place it truly is and how you can never forget it. American poet, Walt Whitman, once said of New York City, "There is no place like it, no place with an atom of its glory, pride and exultancy."

John Hseih dreamed of living in Manhattan, where writers, historians, playwrights, actors, architects, and millions of others before him have traversed and lived, becoming a part of the fabric of the inescapable and diverse town. In the fall of 2014, Hseih set out to obtain his dream, embarking on a personal journey while looking for an apartment, and after hours of walking the city and photographing elements that caught his eye, he decided to share it with the rest of us. The Great Style of New York is the culmination of his photographs compiled into a published book, an up close and personal look of the Big Apple.

Hseih doesn't miss a beat, presenting images of well known locales such as Grand Central Station, Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty, coupled with images of everyday New Yorkers, pets, art, food and the intricate details of what to him makes Manhattan so unique and vibrant. No words or explanations are needed to accompany the images and many of us who have experienced the city will understand and can feel what Hseih conveys in his work.

A deaf and self-taught artist with paintings in private collections around the world, this is Hseih's second published work. If you haven't visited Manhattan, you will want to after perusing Hseih's photographs.

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