4) PROJECT 2 ARTIST INFO:
At only 22, urban spelunker and urban photographer Gregory Berg has reached his art fame through the main creative outlet of his generation – Instagram. Recovering from addiction, Berg found a way to get the adrenaline going, thrawling the decaying bowels of the New York subway. Titled Exploring, NYC Subway, one of his many images shows the beautiful, now defunct City Hall station, with its curved track and vaulted ceilings, with colors and textures of a dystopian underworld, catching a blur from the passing train (which the artist claims to be his favourite type of shot). Tiptoeing next to the subway’s third rail famously carrying 625 volts of electricity and trying to avoid stepping on dead rats, Berg quips “fear is only mental”. All images used for illustrative purposes only.