Nostalgia #1 – New York City

Client:
Personal Work

My role:
Concept, Modeling, Compositing

Category:
Print

THE STORY

"The most poignant nostalgia is for a future that never was or will be."

This quote on the Dangerous Minds blog inspired me to start this series. Every render shows a place somewhere in the world where the 'future' turned out to be just a little different than we know that place today.

NEW YORK CITY, NY

First in this series is New York City. The print shows the Grand Central Terminal with the MetLife building.
The tubes can be interpreted in different ways. I tried to visualise some kind of futuristic cargo tube, but someone else saw it as a “Highway of Data”, which also sounds pretty neat.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA

The second one in this series is San Francisco, CA. I remember visiting San Francisco when I was 17 years old. I remember the windiness and fresh ocean air. This print shows the Transamerica Pyramid and a futuristic monorail flying through mid-air. Well, could have been!

SEATTLE, WA

The third and final piece of this "Nostalgia" series is Seattle, WA. I choose a different style for this one. It’s inspired by 50’s futurism and flying cars. The Sub Pop flag on the Space Needle is a nod to the city’s greatest record company and the label that first signed the most influential band of my youth; Nirvana.