How Iwan Baan Shot The Cover of New York Magazine

New York Magazine Hurricane Sandy Cover - Iwan Bann

Last week we saw the release of the stunning cover of the New York magazine shot by Iwan Bann, renowned for his ability to photograph architecture. The photo was of a half darkened New York, one side shining brightly as usual while the other seemed almost vanished. The question on everyone’s mind though was “How the hell did he get that shot?” Thankfully, Poynter got the scoop on how Baan got the shot.

“It was the only way to show that New York was two cities, almost,” Baan said on the phone Sunday evening from Haiti. “One was almost like a third world country where everything was becoming scarce. Everything was complicated. And then another was a completely vibrant, alive New York.”

Baan made the image Wednesday night after the storm, using the new Canon 1D X with the new 24-70mm lens on full open aperture. The camera was set at 25,000 ISO, with a 1/40th of a second shutter speed.

November 5, 2012