City Limits: Unexpected New York City
While my work is rooted in the classical traditions of architectural and landscape photography, I also draw heavily on my affinity for the documentary process and looking beyond the obvious superficial moments. The human influence on the environment is always a compelling story, especially in the context of the massive urban environment of New York City.
This long-term (2006-2014) project began in when I was exploring the aging grandeur of Riis Park in the Rockaways of Queens. I came across a collection of berms created to prevent beach erosion. There was a mysterious and ethereal quality to the scene—the antithesis of the traditional urban vista. This counterpoint to the bustle of city life resonated deeply with me and set me on a path to document the landscape of New York City’s borders and the human forces that helped shape them.