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Photorealistic Paintings of NYC Landscapes


04.05.13 Julia Dawidowicz

UK-born Nathan Walsh specializes in creating elaborate photorealistic paintings of major cities, but whatever, here are the ones from New York.

From Times Square to the Queensboro Bridge to Brighton Beach, we could spend a long time navigating each meticulous detail of his pieces. One of the most interesting aspects of Walsh’s work is his process: Rather than replicating actual photographs section-by-section (as many photorealistic painters do), he creates a blueprint-like sketch of the scene before painting it on canvas.

Walsh’s work will be featured at the Changing Perspectives conference on human-computer interaction this month in Paris.