2014 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Joseph ONeill

New York City NY USA
My photographs give voice to the silent stories I find all around New York City ‒ most of them in plain sight. When the sun, the Hudson River, and the corner of a building all join in a dance of reflection, light, and shadow; when the last of the leaves blow ominously across an abandoned piece of playground equipment late at night ‒ these are the stories my photographs tell. There is a solitude that is known to most city-dwellers; a hollowness against the artificial light and the din of the city’s razzle-dazzle. It is that isolation that my camera seeks. This is a city full of diamonds. New Yorkers train themselves to tune out the everyday sensory overload; barely seeing what's right in front of them. Looking at a collection of my work, I’ve seen people experience something extraordinary, beautiful, and even life-changing. It’s amazing how often they start discussing memories ‒ as they move from photo to photo, it’s as if they move through their own life as well. I prefer black and white to color, buildings and landscapes to portraits, large-scale to small. And I have exceptions to each of those preferences. I welcome you to enjoy this series of photographs, and to experience what I see through my lens ‒ the real, raw magic that is my city. Joseph O'Neill
© Joseph ONeill | The Statue 4429
2014 Photography | The Statue
Digital Photography, 17 x 11 inches, 2014
USD $500
© Joseph ONeill | Sunset 4430
2014 Photography | Sunset
Digital Photography, 17 x 11 Inches, 2014
USD $500
© Joseph ONeill | The Statue in Blue 4431
2014 Photography | The Statue In Blue
Digital Photography, 17 x 11 Inches, 2014
USD $500