Hans von Rittern
Photography - See New York "In The Wit Of An Eye"
I want you to see life through my eyes. As a young boy, I spent summers on the beach in Montauk. My mother taught me to look for the little treasured sea shells on the beach. I view the little daily moments - that glance, the off guard moment, the absurd, the shadowed light, the dark and humorous parts of life, as my little ‘sea shells’. My little found treasures, captured by my camera.
My great aunt, an opera singer for the Berlin Opera, taught me to observe people. We would just sit in Rockefeller Center or at the airport and just “observe”. Combined with my love for the camera, it all has come together.
Twenty Five years were spent as a commercial interior designer and space planner. 9/11 ended all our careers. I then went to work for MOMA, in their special services department, hosting the famous as they visited the museum…until their budget was cut. Using my love of New York, I became a licensed tour guide and started seeing New York and daily life anew. Touring through the city daily exhilarated me and the camera was my way of capturing it. It is now my passion.
I have been published in The New York Daily News and Post, The Wall Street Journal, Germany’s Das Bild, The London Daily Mail, South Africa’s Nuu News and more.
You can enjoy my gallery of work and purchase prints framed and unframed by visiting my web site: HansVonRittern.com