Excitement on the Ledge
This photo collection, entitled "New York City: Then and Now," was created by Daily News photographer Marc A. Hermann. The mesmerizing result was created by incorporating classic shots of accidents and crime victims from New York City tabloids layered on top of images from present-day locations.
The Photographer's Inspiration
Hermann draws his inspiration from mid-20th-century photographers who documented daily life in New York.
After several years working in video and post-production, Hermann started taking still photos at the age of 14 and has "been hooked ever since."
The Young Professional
When he was 15 years old, Hermann received a "working press" card from the New York City Police Department and started submitting photos to the Daily News.
Hermann's work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Post, the Brooklyn Papers, the Chief-Leader, the Brooklyn Eagle, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and several others.
In the Court
From 2007 to 2012, Hermann not only served as a photo assignment editor for the Daily News, but also covered the Manhattan courts.
Better Times Ahead
No matter how much damage this fire may have originally caused, they clearly were able to rebuild beautifully.
The Fire Squad
Luckily, this building was also saved.
View from the Window
Hermann calls his car, a 2008 Chevrolet Impala, his "traveling companion" which is, "in the tradition of the Daily News 'radio cars,' equipped with Motorola two-ways and a Uniden receiver."