The eye never has enough of seeing. —Ecclesiastes 1.9
Outer Boroughs: New York beyond Manhattan continues the tradition — actually the several traditions — of photography in New York City. But whereas my predecessors worked almost entirely in Manhattan, I have been working in the other four boroughs — Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Most of my pictures were taken on anonymous streets where the people of the place live and go about their business; they represent the quotidian, not the spectacular; they are the outer boroughs of the spirit as well as of the physical city. My work is not concerned with documentation, the way things look, but with “thusness” — the feel of a place at a particular moment. Each image represents a certain time in a certain part of a certain city where, I have found, even in unlikely neighborhoods there are occasions for beauty.