// photo essay //
“The coffee is smaller but the beer is larger.” This was one of my first in a series of observations about London. For my entire working memory, New York City has been home. I have never experienced the Empire State Building, Broadway, or Central Park as novel attractions because they were essentially my backyard. Ironically, only when I left the tourist capital of the world did I ever truly experience tourism first-hand. As a visitor in London, living outside of New York for the first time in my life, I experienced the world’s other financial capital through a completely new lens. In this collection, I have captured some of London’s most iconic sites from angles that evoke unconventional perspectives, reflecting my new perspective on what “home” means. I can only ever see London through something else–embracing a new home, vaguely.
\\ AVI SCHWARZSCHILD is a junior in SEAS and Photo Editor for The Current. He is currently studying abroad in London. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.