For the Sake of Hotel Art: W Times Square Loves the Nightlife Photography
Is the WiFi free? Does the gym have good machines? All these things get noticed when checking into a hotel, but what about the atmosphere of the placespecifically the art on the walls or on the floor? We're highlighting properties around the world that do their artwork right, and the specific pieces you should stare long and hard at when next you drop by.
Today: The W Times Square's lobby photographs by Nicky Digital.
While the W Hong Kong enjoys their Damien Hirst works a world away, the W Times Square keeps it local and informal with a limited time gallery show by nightlife photographer Nick Rhodes, alias Nicky Digital. For the month of October, the W's lobby and bar area serve as a makeshift exhibition space for the striking images, most featuring pretty youth things of both sexes writhing to music at a trendy club or another.
Some of the faces in the photographs you may recognize, and some you may shy away from (especially when other body parts are the focus). The artist's bio explains the jolting images:
Photographer Nick Rhodes, better known as Nicky Digital, captures the excitement of urban culture through vibrant photography, video, and online editorial content, portraying influential musicians, artists, and party-goers and reconnecting them on a digital landscape. Nicky's mission is to ensure there is record of the energetic, wild, and fun times New Yorkers have by creating a yearbook of metropolitan nightlife.
We guess it's too bad that the only people who reference that "yearbook" are those photographed for it. Catch Nicky Digital's exhibition in the W Times Square's lobby through October 25.