Sometimes it seems like I’ve been photographing fossils forever. In fact, it’s been my focus for about five years. And, while I find time to aim the camera in other directions, I have become rather obsessed with these 385 million year old former neighbors of mine. The image above, from my new “Devonian Drawer” series, is full of miscellaneous marine invertebrates from that time.
The other day I was busy making selections for some upcoming juried shows and found myself trolling my photo library. It’s not uncommon to spot images that were initially overlooked, that fell through the cracks, so to speak, and became “seconds.” And what a pleasant surprise it is to look again, from a new and possibly different perspective, and enthusiastically reattach and re-engage with an image. Fresh files to work on in the middle of February (when it’s just too damned cold to go out exploring) are the perfect antidote to cabin fever!
Revisiting the photo library also brought up previous projects that had been out of sight for too long. And as I re-evaluated, re-viewed, and remembered so went the remainder of an afternoon.
What follows is a small selection I gathered together from that session and I’d like to share them with you today. The first image was taken while on assignment for the Metropolitan Museum of Art – a view from the bell tower at The Cloisters in upper Manhattan. The following four images are from an urban landscape series across New York City. And the final image, a seeming “Rube Goldberg” contraption of pipes, was taken in Troy, New York, in the old (and recently demolished) Burden Iron Works. I hope you enjoy.
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