Shadows: Photos by Romain Laurent
This photo series is about the surreal impression felt by the photographer as he walked around the pitch black streets of Manhattan, due to the flooding caused by hurricane Sandy:
From 34th street all the way down to the financial district, the usually bright and vibrant Manhattan was kept in the dark. In this obscurity the few people I crossed were unidentified shadows punctuated by their flashlights. No street life, very few cars, only generators pumping water or providing emergency lights as a loud reverberating background noise. This unusual environment created an overall cautious atmosphere, simply passing by any pedestrians could be somewhat frightening.