West Side Story

Blue Hour by Journey Goong 02.jpg
Blue Hour by Journey Goong 02.jpg

West Side Story

from 165.00

Upper West Side, New York, 2016.

From the series Blue Hour.

Fine Art Print:

16" x 24" | Limited Edition 1 of 10 | From $165

28" x 42" | Limited Edition 1 of 10 | From $360

Ready to Hang Photo Print Under Acrylic:

16" x 24" | Limited Edition 1 of 10 | From $570

28" x 42" | Limited Edition 1 of 10 | From $1500

40" x 60" | Limited Edition 1 of 10 | From $2400

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Created between 2009 and 2016, Blue Hour is a collection of images that were shot either right before sunrise, or just after sunset, a time period when the sun is below the horizon and the indirect sunlight immerses everything in a predominantly blue shade, also known as the blue hour. 

On a photo excursion in New York City in August 2009, Gong walked by Grand Central Terminal and thought the contrast between the classic Mercury Statue Clock atop of the terminal building and the modern glass facade of the skyscraper in the background would make a striking picture. However, the concrete statue and the silver glass looked entirely gray in the viewfinder at the twilight hour. Just as he was about to walk away, the blue hour began working its magic. The glass skyscraper suddenly appeared to be painted in a rich royal blue, and the statue clock was lit up in a glorious golden color. 

An image taken during that magic moment, titled Time Goes By, marked the beginning of the series Blue Hour.

The Series was featured in The Christian Science Monitor Weekly Magazine, and on Lost At E Minor.

Fine Art Print: printed on Hahnemühle William Turner Fine Art Paper with 1.18” white border. Numbered and signed. Ships in a tube. 

Ready to Hang Photo Print Under Acrylic: printed on Fuji Crystal DP II paper under 1/16" (2mm) thick matte acrylic glass with 1/8" (3 mm) aluminum Dibond backing and aluminum rails hanging hardware. Signed & numbered certificate of authenticity. Ships in a cardboard box.