When I visited New York City in early 2019, I went with one shot in mind. I wanted a shot of the Empire State Building from the top of Rockefeller Center. I stood atop the building in gusty winds, in the frigid cold waiting for the sun to sink below the horizon. As the city lit up, I captured the photograph that I had seen many times in my head while planning this trip. It was a breathtaking view and to date, it is still my favorite shot.
The Pawtucket-Central Falls train station has been abandoned for nearly 4 decades now. This historic building, guarded by barbed wire, has seen better days. Windows have been replaced with panels of wood and the walls have been defaced with graffiti. While it is still structurally sound, it is clear that people should probably not be exploring this station. That didn’t stop us though. The concord where people bought tickets and awaited the arrival of their trains must have been quite a stunning site in its heyday. You can almost see the benches lining a walkway from the front entrance to the rear of the building.
From small details to bright, vibrant colors, I don’t like to limit myself to one specific genre of photography. Just like in my paintings, I enjoy capturing the beauty that I see and sharing it with everyone around me. Sometimes I find it on purpose. Other times I stumble across it while I’m at the beach with my kids or on a drive into work. This is why I carry my camera with me everywhere I go. The one time I leave it behind is the time I will find the most beautiful sight that I want to immortalize.