You will hear from so many photographers that shooting in the mid-day sun is the worst. I for one do not believe that. The time of day has nothing to do with the way your photo turn out. there is good light and bad light, simple as that.
I shot these photos at freedom tower in Manhattan, NYC. No flash, just me and the sun. I used the white of the skeletal sculpture has fill light, and the sun as a key light and that's it.
I used 24-70 at 24 to distort the perspective to get the look I wanted.
When you think you have the wrong light... you just might lol. All jokes aside
all you have to do is find the good light for what it is you want to shoot and boom there you go.