Empty Lot in the West Village. April 2014. My latest photographs are hyperreal “building portraits. In this series, select historical buildings are portrayed in altered cityscapes and invented spaces that evoke the experience of memory, imagination and dream states playing out in a magical place. Strangely familiar, the buildings are elevated in a fictional composition that appears to tell a story or reflect a past history, but their power resides more in the realm of sensation than explicit narrative.
In my reimagined vision of the city, the historical buildings are fully present, imbued with a hyperreal quality of precise, sharpened edges and meticulous details preserved in a soft, subdued palette.