New York City fine art prints for collectors

June 6, 2022 by Bonn Brandt

NYC collector's perspectives

Black and white photographs of skylines, urban views, sceneries, buildings, sites, and people of the city of New York. Made for investors and photo collectors. Jans Bock-Schroeder's New York photographs are available as strictly limited editions.

Man with umbrella striding through the rain at Ground Zero, New York City
Running Man New York City Ground Zero

Shortly after the invention of the Kodak box camera in the 1880s, the term "snapshot" became widespread. It describes photographs of moments captured with a handheld camera, often resulting in astonishing discoveries due to design, accident, or mixup.


All pictures presented in this edition were created and completed using analog technology. Each individual image in the edition thus has the distinguishing character of a unique work of art. Prints are hand prints made in a traditional darkroom on silver gelatine baryta papers.

The city lights in Manhattan

New York City building with American flag
New York City illuminates by night

The American flag is one of the most powerful and dynamic symbols in the world and has been taken up and re-interpreted by numerous artists in their works.


As proof of authenticity, buyers receive a certificate of authenticity. Each issued certificate bears the title number displayed as a holographic security label. Furthermore, on the back of the works you will find the edition number with the artist's signature.

Collective traces of New York's history

Legendary Hogs and Heifers bar in New York's meatpacking district
"Hogs and Heifers" bar in New York

Hogs and Heifers opened in 1992 in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, in New York City. After a drunk patron started a tradition by throwing her bra onto the bar, the New York Hogs and Heifers' walls and ceilings were covered with approximately 18,000 bras.

Hogs and Heifers' bartenders, and some patrons, originally danced on the bar, but in 1997 the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs raided and briefly closed the establishment for violating a regulation that required a cabaret license in order to permit dancing.


Vintage barber shop in New York City

Old-fashioned barber shops in New York
Traditional Barber in New York City

Barbers shaved, trimmed beards, massaged and used a range of products such as beeswax, lotions and fragrances to pamper their customers. The red and white stripes of the barber's pole have their origins in an activity known as bloodletting. In this procedure, blood was drawn from the customers to cure their disease and infections


The intangible value of a photographic work is generally measured by the photographers' reputation and the corresponding artist's brand as well as the copyrights of the purchased work of art.

Busking in the NYC subway cars

Mexican buskers in a NYC subway car
Busking in New York City

Busking has been legal in New York since 1970. The word "busking" is derived from Spanish; buscar translates as " to seek." Buskers nowadays play in exchange for the patronage of their audiences, it is legal to fundraise for their performances. Nevertheless, there are clear guidelines outlined in the "Guide for Street Performers". If a law enforcement officer considers asking for donations to be " offensive scrounging," then passing around a hat may mean having to spend a night in jail.


Photography as a branch of the contemporary art segment has been increasingly growing in popularity over the past few years. A characteristic feature of this is transparent edition management.

Investing in photo art by established artists can be compared to buying a blue chip in the stock market: Here, opportunities and risks are fairly proportionate to each other.

New York City Fire Department

New York City Fire truck
New York City Fire truck

New York's firefighters are arguably the one people liked by every New Yorker. Long before their heroic efforts on September 11, 2001, when 343 of them lost their lives in the World Trade Center fire, New Yorkers gave them the flattering name "New York's Bravest"


Manhattan skyline

Manhattan skyline
Manhattan skyline

On Fifth Avenue between West 33rd and 34th streets, the 102-story art deco Empire State Building skyscraper rises 1,454 feet. Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, it was realized between 1930 and 1931. The name is derived from "Empire State," the honorary name of the state of New York.

The Manhattan skyline is the unofficial landmark of New York. A sight that inspires a passion for New York


Public pay phone in a New York Hotel Lobby

Farewell to the New York telephone booth

Public pay phones were once ubiquitous in New York.

In 2015, there were still about 8,000 traditional pay phones in the city.

As of May 2022, public pay phones no longer exist in New York.


Besides attractive returns, investments in photographic art offer a further advantage. Photo art is largely uncorrelated to virtually all other forms of investment.

Fine art photography is an excellent asset diversification tool and offers a number of tax advantages.

For a broader diversification of assets, photographic art is an attractive addition. The extensive independence from the capital market, international recognition as a tangible asset and the consistently above-average performance are additional arguments in favour of an investment in photographic art.

The fine art photography market is best suited for long-term rather than short-term investments.


  • Unique set of photos shot in various locations around New York City
  • 8 photographs by Jans Bock-Schroeder
  • Photographed in 2009 in New York
  • Limited edition analog hand prints in a handmade collector's box
  • 40cm x 50cm | Edition of 15
  • Numbered, stamped and signed verso by Jans Bock-Schroeder
  • Ships with a certificate of authenticity
  • Includes exclusive NFT
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