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Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Harlem, NYC 2009
Mayor Corey Booker, Newark NJ 2009
Governor John Corzine - Montclair State 2008
Gov. Corzine (d)NJ
Single Occupancy - Series of Poloroid Prints
Working with a Polaroid, Automatic 250 Land Camera (cir.1967-1969) I have been producing 4.25 x 3.5 inch black and white images. Each framed image is a one of a kind, in some cases, the subject has been photographed more than once but each photo is an original, and no copy exist. In “Portraits—Single Occupancy” these buildings represent the embodiment of their builder. A seated model they, are the full expression of an individual, each expressing a unique purpose and personality—seen looking back, or aware of my presence. As a photographer I admire their weathered or sometimes jovial appearance and am intrigued by the stories they may hold inside. The final images serve as a chronicle of things forgotten and an ethereal connection to the past. Ultimately, I am documenting these small structures, the likes of which are rarely produced anymore, the need being satisfied by mass production and prefabrication, in a medium that is being phased out, giving way to advances in digital photography.