Previously posted photographs
- 098: Diner jukebox, NYC.
- 097: Man's back, Brooklyn bridge, NYC.
- 096: Gregory and Paul's ice cream, Coney Island, NYC.
- 095: The Wonder Wheel, Astroland, NYC.
- 094: Riders on the Cyclone, NYC.
Under the bridge, NYC
I took this photo in a small park that rests between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. The bridge shown here is the latter. A few years ago, a friend of mine was married on a boardwalk that exists behind and to the left of where I was standing.
Again, what draws me to this are the different tableaux represented in each small group of people: the mothers under the tree, on daughter trying to get her mother's attention; the two interlocutors standing somewhat further apart towards the left of the frame; the picnickers on the far right. The seeming proximity of the city and the heavy iron of the bridge somehow seem to draw out these relationships, played out on the lawn.
I had just walked over the bridge with a friend, and we were searching for the framework of Olafur Eliasson's waterfalls. They hadn't yet begun to fall, but we were interested in the infrastructure. We walked to the boardwalk, past where my friend was married, and as close as we could to the scaffolding. Nearby, St. Anne's warehouse was preparing Macbeth in the roofless Tobacco Warehouse. A tent kept the production safe from the elements. A short line of people had formed, hoping to find tickets to the sold out production.