Polaroids of New York: Manhattan Bridge
Everyone has had moments in New York City that has impacted their lives, leaving behind a piece of themselves. It’s a powerful city, loving in its rough edges and a place you can always call home. I’m honored to call this city home for thirty-nine years.
As I sit watching the sunset tonight, I reflect on that day and I remember every detail. I started my day on a train crossing the Manhattan Bridge, watching smoke billow out from the first tower. What followed was a nightmare I couldn’t fathom and it’s not something you can forget.
As the new tower sits in the lower left hand corner of this photograph, I don’t think of freedom but the world’s humanity and what it’s capable of on both sides of the coin. I choose to honor those who gave their lives, the resiliency of humanity and the opportunity to love unconditionally.
I began the Polaroids of New York project to capture what I’ve known to be here and what I didn’t know existed. To make record of a time where change is the most evident, leaving behind memories that last a lifetime.
Welcome to Polaroids of New York.
rush the tower. (Montreal, QC ~ July 2014)
all aboard. (Montreal, QC ~ July 2014)
Paul de Chomedey. (Montreal, QC ~ July 2014)