Project Neon started as a way to keep photographing New York City when my day job kept me at my desk past sunset in the winter. It was also a way to explore a neighborhood — the Upper East Side of Manhattan — that I didn't know all that well, and also to celebrate the centenary of neon signage. Once I started documenting the neon of New York, though, I couldn't stop, so I kept wandering all five boroughs at night with my camera, documenting the business name & location of every neon sign I photographed.
Press from The New Yorker, The New York Times, Collectors Weekly, Gizmodo, and others helped build support, and I later ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a free iPhone app to help spread the neon love.
I post my best photos on Flickr, and the Project Neon photo set there now has over 1,200 photos, each with the location of the neon sign carefully documented. I hope my photos inspire people to support shops with neon signage, and to get out and take their own neon photos as well.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Photographer
I have a degree in architecture, experience in graphic design, and a passion for photography. I also have an obsession with New York City's neon signs, which I've been documenting at projectneon.tumblr.com since 2010.
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Photos are printed with archival inks on acid free Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper. Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, though not acid free, also makes lovely prints and is also available at no extra charge. Calendars are printed on heavyweight professional matte paper. Most photos include an inconspicuous 1/4" black border to facilitate framing.
Learn more about the project at projectneon.tumblr.com.