Last summer I made a trip to Manhattan and had such an amazing time taking a new look a the city through my lens. I was so pleasantly surprised at how friendly everyone was, and I loved capturing photographs of interesting faces and places. I ate great food, laughed with cops, photographed a young dancer, saw an award winning play, drank on rooftop bars, and got around to finally walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.
My favorite part of the trip however, was visiting the twin waterfall basins for the 9/11 Memorial. Standing there and thinking about how many lives were touched that day was very moving. Most everyone I know remembers very clearly what they were doing that day.
I really love how they took something so dark and sad and transformed it into something so light and hopeful. Looking up to the new Freedom Tower, my eyes took in all the sky and clouds reflected in the glass and I had a feeling of warmth and calm. It was a very peaceful place.
During July and August I will be showcasing this black and white collection at the Aldie Library for their Ar ton Exhibit series. Click here for more info!
I close this with the opening lines from one of my all-time favorite movies, Manhattan.
"He adored New York City. He romanticized it all out of proportion. To him, no matter what the season was, this was still a town that existed in black and white and pulsated to the great tunes of George Gershwin."
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