Thursday October 20, 2011

NEW YORK NEW YORK -I read a glowing review of the World Trade Center Memorial in the New York Review of Books so I made a reservation and made the trek down there. It’s huge. The memorial is the foundations of the two towers – recessed (by 50 feet or so) pools where the foundations were. Water cascades down the four sides of the foundations holes to the pools. The water disappears into black square holes in the center of the pools. The falling theme is powerful given the context. The central hole evokes a grave. The names of all of the 9/11 victims were cut into the railing around the pools. The Memorial owes a lot to Maya Lin and at the same time is totally unique. Images taken with my Leica M9 and a 12mm Voigtlander lens and 24mm Summilux lens.

World Trade Center Memorial
World Trade Center Memorial
World Trade Center Memorial
World Trade Center Memorial
World Trade Center Memorial
World Trade Center Memorial

Another take on the Old Equitable Building taken with my Leica and a 24mm Summilux lens:

Old Equitable Building
Old Equitable Building

8:00 PM February 13, 1999 from my series of hourly self-portraits over a 24-hour period.

8:00 PM February 13, 1999
8:00 PM February 13, 1999