New York City’s five boroughs first became Jeff Chen-Hsing Liao’s subjects when he moved to the U.S. from Taiwan in 1999 at the age of 22.
It was the city’s ever-changing landscape that fascinated the young photographer. “Every other week, you go to the same spot and something’s different,” Liao tells Newsweek. “New York is one of the most diverse cities—there are so many different cultures that blend into New York.”
To capture that culture, he photographed the same spot over the course of a day and combined the images.
Except this time around, I’m actually situated locally, so the journey isn’t as troublesome. Furthermore, my schedule actually allows me to attend all 4 days! I doubt I’ll ever get such a chance again, so I’ll take it while I still can.