Brooklyn under coronavirus pandemic
Brooklyn, New York
March 26, 2020
Urban architectural spaces, not entirely void of humanity, but profoundly altered but the infectious and deadly CoVid-19 that has spread fear of proximity.
Social distancing, within expansive city environments has created a landscape of aggrandizing physical structures and expanding spaces while diminishing the scale of people. Face masks further enhances the anonymity of "the person", reducing them to a figure or an uninterrupted shadow falling on a surface.
These arenas, designed and built to be inhabited by a moving population, are currently feared and often forbidden. Constructed and celebrated as modern works of art they are off limits to mankind enmass.
In raising a camera to my eye to photograph I feel the architect lean over my shoulder and whisper a challenge to capture their perfected lines and angles. Confronted with light, composition and color the original designs are now altered only by what nature can ad or subtract. Humanity plays a important but minuscule role.