Creating Your Own Reality
The camera allows us to show the side of the world we choose to focus our attention on. It sees differently than the human eye which scans the horizon, stimulating the other senses such as sound, and smell. These of course can't really make there way into a still photo, leaving the photographer with a great challenge. How will you decide to portray the space around you in a way that mirrors your feelings at the time the shutter was pressed? Much of this could ultimately stem from our perspective on life.
Here, along the shore at Astoria Park, I was standing in a literal field of washed up glass several inches thick. When the breeze blew, the glass jingled like wind chimes. Yet, as disturbing as this was, the scene layer out before me was jaw dropping with man and nature coming together in a serene way. The impressive craftsmanship of the bridges spanning the horizon with the twinkling Manhattan skyline reminded me of why I love the sprawling majesty of this city. This was the NY I wanted to share, and I was able to show it that way, eliminating the broken glass with creative composition and exposure.