New York Water Towers: Ronnie Farley

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Taken within “New York Water Towers” by Ronnie Farley. Photographed by Erin K. Hylton in Hudson Beach Glass Gallery Beacon, NY. 2013.

 Within my exploration in July of Beacon, New York I came upon an exhibition within Hudson Beach Glass Gallery: “New York Water Towers” by Ronnie Farley. With impeccable use of shadow and light I was immediately drawn to the photographs and the subject matter. Water is often a subject matter when it is lacking in an environment, such as in clean water projects for impoverished areas, but this exhibition called the audience to think of water in a different manner. Using New York City water towers Farley draws attention to water issues in urban areas and the distribution of water in the city. Often overlooked, water towers are integral to the makeup of New York City’s infrastructure and are a beautiful structure to document taking on an almost spiritual symbol, looming a top the buildings  almost near the clouds.

The exhibition ran in Beacon, New York where Ronnie Farley has a residence from June 8 through July 28, 2013. Farley has a long career photo documentation which you can check out here: http://ronniefarley.com/

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Taken within “New York Water Towers” by Ronnie Farley. Photographed by Erin K. Hylton in Hudson Beach Glass Gallery Beacon, NY. 2013.

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Taken within “New York Water Towers” by Ronnie Farley. Photographed by Erin K. Hylton in Hudson Beach Glass Gallery Beacon, NY. 2013. (partially constructed water tank from Isseks Brothers in Manhattan)

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Taken within “New York Water Towers” by Ronnie Farley. Photographed by Erin K. Hylton in Hudson Beach Glass Gallery Beacon, NY. 2013.

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Taken within “New York Water Towers” by Ronnie Farley. Photographed by Erin K. Hylton in Hudson Beach Glass Gallery Beacon, NY. 2013.

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One thought on “New York Water Towers: Ronnie Farley

  1. Hi Ronnie-
    We would like to have you appear at our Library in May to talk about your new book.
    I spoke to a nice English gentleman at the studio in Beacon NY some time ago and he suggested we contact you.
    Our community has many residents who reside in Manhattan as well as Quogue and this will be of great interest.
    Great photographs
    Many Thanks!
    Director
    Quogue Library

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