Kirit Prajapati wants to show people what they’re missing. He sets out to capture images people overlook as they go about their busy lives.
The self-taught Prajapati tries to capture his photos from every possible angle, and he shoots during what photographers call the “the magic hours” – sunrise and sunset – when nature’s colors are at their most radiant.
Although fascinated by nature, he’s equally enchanted with the manmade: cityscapes. “I never get tired of the city. I love the architecture. It’s something we created.” A native of the Gujrat State in India, Prajapati loves shooting New York City’s iconic structures: the Freedom Tower, the Chrysler building, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. In fact, his photo of the Empire State Building won the “My Empire State Building Contest” in 2013, quite a feat for someone who, at that point, had only been doing photography for two years.
Prajapati lives with his wife, daughter and extended family in Weehawken, New Jersey. He sees the New York skyline every day and says, “For 14 years, I’ve never seen the same exact skyline. There’s always something different about it.”
While many artists have photographed New York over the years, Prajapati’s work seems to capture the paradox of New York City – a place where lights, energy and a frenetic pace meld together, giving way to the wonderment and awe of a quiet beauty all its own.