This project covered a eight week period of photographing
in New York City. There was no preplanned idea or conception
of what would be covered. As the project evolved, it became a
dialog of daily life in the city. More of an exploration of places,
people, and things in and around New York City.
With the help of two assistants, I was able to produce over
3000 raw images in film, digital, and polaroid formats.
Home base was a friends apartment on 24th street and 3rd avenue.
This location proved to be very important as it was central in
location and getting to all parts of the Manhattan by foot, subway,
or cab was a snap. As the project went on, one central theme
became evident. The view out of the 18th floor apartment window
had a large clocktower that really became a major element in
the project. Time was of the essence, of course, and the clock
tower was both an alley and an enemy in many respects.
As I stated, there really was no theme as the project started.
During the time of Jan to March, New York was home to a wonderful
snowstorm, the fashion show at Bryant Park, and of course "The
Gates". I found myself drawn to the "Gates" exhibit
for both the exhibit and the crowds that it drew. I was so amazed
to see the numbers of people drawn to something of such size.
I was able to make 5 different trips to shoot to see what the
difference would be. You'll see that I was most intrigued by
the night after the closing in which it was snowing like hell,
and there was no one in the park. Some of the best images I feel
from the project are from that night.
Prints from the project will be available in the upcoming
months. Single prints and series will be offered. Please note
that not all images int the series will be offered as single