City Meets Sea
Once, about 10 years ago, I became curious about where one can find the horizon in New York City: it’s always obscured by people, places, things.
Map in hand, I sought answers to what lay at the intersection of the blue and green regions. After some time shooting, I realized that Jamaica Bay consistently whispered to me, and I opted to focus here.
This series, shot with sheet film on a large-format pinhole camera, has become increasingly minimal over the years. The process is slow: long exposures are required, which means that that which is fleeting leaves at best a ghostly trace on the film, if present at all; by contrast that which is permanent creates the image. What’s left are long periods of time compressed into a single, meditative frame. When possible, I produce these human-size to consume peripheral vision, so the viewer sink into the space.