Experience New York from the perspective of a true insider. With an array of personal vistas and original viewpoints, fashion photographer and New York native Carter Berg shares a diverse range of vignettes of this bustling metropolis.
Readers get a chance to revel in the city’s dynamic allure as well as savor its subtler, more idiosyncratic charms. His approach is unpretentious and real, offering illuminating insights into this legendary spot. Along with gleaming skyscrapers and fascinating historic architecture, Berg presents close-ups of the rhythms, patterns, and details that make up the urban landscape. We delve into a complex, multi-layered range of universes existing alongside and within each other-as it’s these “worlds within worlds” that Berg loves to explore. The result: an emblematic series of photographs that chronicle the visual language that gives New York its distinctive spirit.
Carter Berg was born and raised in New York City. The impulse to become a photographer began when he was still in college. During spring break of his senior year, he worked as a production assistant on a Bruce Weber shoot. “I watched Bruce and his gang and I thought, ‘I want to do that.”‘ This momentary inspiration became a full-fledged passion and he spent several years as a freelance photographer’s assistant, eventually becoming first assistant to Oberto Gili, with whom he traveled the world before going out on his own. “I learned quickly that the really memorable images are the ones that can happen in between the pictures you’re supposed to be taking.” With that in mind, Berg carries his camera with him everywhere-just as he does his keys, always at the ready to “unlock” those special unexpected moments. Carter Berg’s work has appeared internationally in numerous publications such as Elle Décor, Madame Figaro, The Wall Street Journal, and Departures. He has also shot advertising campaigns for Ralph Lauren, as well as photographed for several lifestyle books. He and his wife, Kasia, live in Manhattan, where they met.
A mix of landmarks, textures, and icons that offers a rounded, multi-dimensional New York experience.
Captivating photographs-sure to appeal to visitors and natives alike.
Challenges us to see this most photographed of cities from a fresh perspective.