"The medium of photography can record not only what the eyes see, but that which the mind’s eye sees as well. The camera is not only an extension of the eye, but of the brain. It can see sharper, farther, nearer, slower, faster than the eye. It can see by invisible light. It can see in the past, present, and future. Instead of using the camera only to reproduce objects, I wanted to use it to make what is invisible to the eye, visible.”
We lived in the shadows of the Twin Towers, and then they came down. We were forced out of our home and when we returned, our whole block had become a graveyard for the burnt and squashed vehicles caught under the collapse. That visual, that smell, the weary first responders, and the fears of terrorism became my immediate world. My family and business struggled for survival. For a long time, all I could feel was fear and darkness, until my muse photography offered me a road back to my self through the holiday lights in the grand city of my birth. These images are both metaphor and literal: I was in the darkness, and found the light. They are, a matter of focus.