Ground Rules Debuts at 1stdibs At New York Design Center

On June 1, 1stdibs at The New York Design Center presents Ground Rules, an exhibition that debuts an edition of nine striking black-and-white photographs of Manhattan street surfaces by photographer Dru DeSantis. The exhibition runs through July 31 at The New York Design Center, 200 Lexington Avenue, in New York. Says DeSantis: “Eye-level is the perspective from which most people view the world, but not for me. I spend a great deal of time walking and observing the pavement below my feet, looking closely. What I discover in the pavement echoes the wonderful chaos of New York, so I decided to start photographing this unobserved world beneath my shoes. The process felt like a journey of discovery. There were so many poetic moments to be found and recorded. I wasn’t focused at all on the people or the traffic, but rather on the indications of the wear and tear they left on the ground, and on the evidence of the effort to repair and remedy that wear and tear.”


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