Tobias Hutzler photographs July 4th outdoor film screening at Socrates Sculpture Park for The New Yorker (updated with time-lapse video)

For its July 30th issue, The New Yorker commissioned Tobias Hutzler to photograph a Rooftop Films screening on July 4th at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens. It turned out to be a bit of a stormy night, and Tobias was stationed 60 feet up in a crane, above a crowd of 1,500 people, in order to get an overhead shot.

“The lightning came extremely close!” he recalls with a laugh.

Here’s the photo and how it appeared in the magazine:

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Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens during a Rooftop Films screening on July 4, 2012. Photo by Tobias Hutzler for The New Yorker, July 30, 2012, issue.

Tobias’ photo as seen in The New Yorker.

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And here’s a short video of Tobias at work in the crane. (By the way, he wishes to thank Socrates Sculpture Park, Jessie Wender, Shaun, Ellen, and Daniel Roberts.)

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Update: Here’s a cool time-lapse video of that night, produced by AT&T, sponsor of the outdoor cinema program at the sculpture park.

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And here are two more of his photos from that night:

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Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

Photo by Tobias Hutzler.

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One Comment

  1. Posted 07/31/2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    So awesome!


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