In 2015 I created my first photographic conceptual project, "In The Footsteps of Alfred" to mild acclaim in my own mind. The premise was easy enough -- photograph in and around four principal locations in New a York City where Alfred Stieglitz may have also photographed from. These are locations I continually find myself returning to.
While my original series was shot with digital, Stieglitz used a 4x5 Graflex as his "hand camera". I have started retracing my own footsteps shooting in formats closer to his.
To work everyday is a gift beyond compare.
My first solo 4x5 exposure, processed myself. Clearly some improvements to be made but I'm extatic nonetheless.
From below, all heights look unreachable.
It happens all over the world -- Leaves grow on trees, turn beautiful colors, and then fall. And then, of course, it happens all over again.
In Bryant Park in December, it’s the part where the trees have dropped their leaves onto the sidewalk, stairs, and the little green tables and chairs that adorn the park.
Leaves grow up in a world surrounded by their own kind. They're only interaction is with similar leaves. Perhaps they mingle, perhaps not. Where a leaf falls, however, is up to the fates. Their connections to other leaves are tenuous at best.
Please note - this is NOT the story of the ten year old boy burning a leaf with the sun and a magnifying glass. It could have been, but it’s not.
This is a modern day romance.....