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10 Dramatic Photos That Capture The Intense Emotion Of City Life

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    Photo: Courtesy of Jason Peterson.

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    Jason Peterson has nearly half a million followers on Instagram. The reason his account is so popular? The photographer's black-and-white images of Chicago and New York City are hands-down some of the most gorgeous pics you've ever seen of either city — and they explore the rare moments of quiet and isolation that exist amidst the chaos.

    Peterson, who spends his days as chief creative officer at branding agency Havas, was kind enough to share a few of his favorite snaps with us and provide some of the background on each dark, moody, and magical shot. Prepare to see the Windy City and the Big Apple like you've never seen them before!


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