Within of my favorite places, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, I recently discovered the reinvigorated Native Flora Garden. I found it to be an incredible escape from thejangle of life in New York City. Brookyn’s three million human inhabitants so often get the upper hand and it is easy to forget that we are not alone in the city. This garden is cool and quiet and ripe with life, the perfect respite on a busy summer day.
Over the past 15 years, I have been primarily interested in documenting city life both at home in New York and abroad. Parks and green spaces within urban areas have also been a frequent theme in my photography. However, last fall I began taking some photography classes that have encouraged me to expand my repertoire. These experiences have encouraged me to look up, down, and sideways for the unexpected within the city’s confines, for happy accidents that create interesting visual imagery.
Here are a few of my recent photographic experiments. I hope you enjoy them!