Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews
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Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews

Gotham Sunrise, 2015. Photo by Scott Matthews

Most of the images in your portfolio are taken close to home. What makes New York so photogenic in your opinion?

I wake up early -- too early! -- and my view is to the east. So part of my regular morning routine is to look out to see if it's an *interesting* morning. For that reason, I've come to understand which mornings are special. I've also started to recognize the rhythm of the Sun rising increasingly northward or southward as the seasons progress (for example, I know that the Sun rises aligned with the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in mid-May and late-July every year, as seen from my apartment). I've also seen all sorts of random unexpected rooftop activity, from a kind kiss to a game of badminton.