East Harlem Diptychs, 2014 - 2015

East Harlem Diptychs, 2014 - 2015

East Harlem Diptychs

The neighborhood of East Harlem is in a bit of transition, though it is one of the last areas in Manhattan to become “gentrified.”  It is a place of vibrancy and color and many cultures, particularly Spanish.  As a documentary photographer, I was interested in the multi-cultural signs and symbols that represent the populace. The walls, bricks, building structures, murals and windows. And where nature exists in the city - trees in particular - whether growing in an empty lot, in a faded reproduction on the street, or accommodating a condo of birdhouses. These photographs were made in the Spring, in 2014 and 2015 while I was an Artist-in-Residence at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Center on East 109th Street. They were taken in a very limited and prescribed area, on the four square blocks of my varying route from the subway to the studio and back again.
 

New York City Pairs of Squares, 2010 - Now

New York City Pairs of Squares, 2010 - Now

Covello Portraits, 2014

Covello Portraits, 2014