Chris and I took a hardhat tour of the long-abandoned Immigrant Hospital on Ellis Island. It was a moving experience.
I chose to concentrate on empty spaces and images that evoked a sense of loneliness. I shot it all digitally and in color, but going through the RAW files, I noticed a fine graininess to the images (probably the result of dust everywhere). Black and white just felt right. I have color images, too. Still deciding what to do with them.
Anyway, enjoy this look at a neglected bit of American history. (Click any image to enlarge.)
A lot has happened since my last post. My mother became ill and passed away, which has been difficult for me to process. Creative work helps a lot. Here are the current portraits in my new "Chiaroscuro" series. Ideally, I'll end up with about 30 portraits and stories for this project.
If you'd like to model for me, shoot me an email. Let's work together.