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.
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 crews and firefighter working together.
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.
The silhouetted fireman against the sky caught my attention.
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.