7th Street

Last week I was down in the East Village near the devastating fire that took place on 2nd Ave and 7th Street.  They are still working on the cleanup.  This is a part of the city that I go to frequently so I thought I should go down there and support the local businesses.  

 2ND AVENUE NO CARS AT RUSH HOUR 

2ND AVENUE NO CARS AT RUSH HOUR 

I did have my camera so I wanted document what I saw.  Photography for me is a sort of a visual diary, a diary you want to share as opposed to a written one that’s usually private.  I think it lets the viewer peek inside your thoughts while being able to form their own story of what is happening in an image. 
 

 CLEANUP ON 7TH STREET & 2ND AVENUE

CLEANUP ON 7TH STREET & 2ND AVENUE

Cleanup crews and firefighter working together.

 EXAMINING THE EQUIPMENT

EXAMINING THE EQUIPMENT

A stretcher is still there, waiting.  To me it was a haunting image as you already knew that there will likely be no one to use it.

 RED TENT AND STRETCHER

RED TENT AND STRETCHER

 FIREMEN SILHOUTTE

FIREMEN SILHOUTTE


The silhouetted fireman against the sky caught my attention.
 

 STREET WORK

STREET WORK

It’s always interesting to me what people like to photograph, what they post and what they think is important.  It really says something about the photographer on some deeper level and that fascinates me.

Susan Marie