I grew up in Ridgewood New Jersey and moved back in 2007. Since 2013 I've been photographing it at night. In some ways it is an earthly Eden. But there are other aspects.
At Night II - Meadowlands / Industrial
For years I worked at an insurance company in New York; photographing at night was the only option. As a child I loved Ansel Adams, and in some ways the Jersey Meadowlands are a "heroic" landscape in the same way Yosemite Valley is, albeit for different reasons.
This series is a work in progress.
Picasso allegedly said "Give a man a mask and he'll show you his real self." I'm fascinated by the spaces people live in, especially where the same person or family has lived for decades. In such places meaning builds in layers; the camera reveals all.