Bliss | Christopher

As a native New Yorker, Christopher Bliss has always been drawn to the many facets of cosmopolitan life. He is particularly inspired by the invigorating lifestyles and dramatic changes that are constantly shaping the skyline of the world’s greatest city.


Although always active in the field of photography, Chris began his career as a concert pianist, having studied both in Vienna and in New York.  Since 1988, he has been photographing New York City as part of an ongoing project aimed at capturing the city’s evolving architecture and culture. His work reveals an insight that speaks to the casual observer as well as to photography aficionados. This expanded edition of Iconic New York is Chris’s fourth book on the Big Apple.


Chris’s work is part of many corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, and is also included in the permanent collection of the Museum of the City of New York.

Take a visual trip to New York City

Few cities spark the imagination like New York. Native New Yorker and photographer Christopher Bliss captures the essence of the Big Apple with dynamic and engaging images in the expanded edition of the bestselling book “Iconic New York”. The book offers a dramatic overview of the city, capturing its essence with images of its architecture, world-renowned landmarks including new sights such as the Freedom Tower, the Vessel at Hundson Yards alongside such revered skyscrapers as the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the majesty of Central Park in all seasons. (…)

– National Examiner, USA

Christopher Bliss has been photographing New York for decades, but little did he know when he was putting together his latest book, Iconic New York, that the city was about to undergo another major change. While many of the photos in his book show locations filled with people – Grand Central Station, Times Square, Bethesda Fountain – these sites are now nearly empty because of the pandemic. Yet, as Bliss notes, the city came back after 9/11 and will again. And, rest assured, he will be there, crowd or no crowd, to document what’s happening. (…)

–, USA

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