Being new to New York City, I wanted to do a photo collage on an iconic tourist attraction in the city, within relative proximity to school – hence, the arch at Washington Square Park. I stood in the same spot to maintain perspective while moving the camera slightly, eventually capturing the whole arch. I then shifted my position slightly and did this three more times, having four different sets of the arch, from which I mixed and matched photos to give the collage a cubist element.
I believe that capturing this monument at night is more captivating than during the day, since the lighting illuminates the structure and brings it into focus, while its unlit environs remain in relative darkness. This also provides the greatest contrast between the yellow shade of the arch with the dark blue and black of nighttime.