Our Town : The Unseen Landmark                                                                           1998

These photographs represent my fascination with the ambiguity of the night. The way artificial light produced by street lights and cars reveal only what is necessary, while creating an alternate world where light and shadow become one.

In my images, I seek to reduce mid-tone ranges found in traditional black and white prints to a charcoal-like black. I feel this gives each image an unsettled energy, mimicking the feeling of both exhilaration and uncertainty as one walks the city late at night.

Under 23rd and JFK
Under 23rd and JFK

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 17" x 22"

West Park Gazebo
West Park Gazebo

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 14.5" x 19.5"

Roosevelt Gazebo
Roosevelt Gazebo

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 17" x 21.75"

Mr Pabon's Garden
Mr Pabon's Garden

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 20" x 18"

Manayunk Train Bridge #2
Manayunk Train Bridge #2

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 17" x 21.75"

God's House
God's House

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 15" x 19"

Rittenhouse Urn
Rittenhouse Urn

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 15" x 19"

Little House
Little House

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 17" x 21.75"

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 16.5" x 22"

Columns and Steps
Columns and Steps

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 16.5" x 22"

Dwellings
Dwellings

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 16.5" x 22"

Wyck House
Wyck House

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 16.5" x 20.5"

Tony's Bar
Tony's Bar

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 17" x 20.5"

Manayunk Train Bridge
Manayunk Train Bridge

Toned Gelatin Silver Print 17" x 21.75"