Having lived all of my adult life in the South, New York City fascinates me. So many people, such frenetic energy.
And yet, in spite of all that beloved bustle, my only photographic record of a full week spent in the heart of mid-town, cheek by jowl with a pulsing cross-section of humanity writ large, is this set of five building abstracts captured while looking up, over the darting heads, the taxis, the bicycles and the food carts, the stoplights and the orange-vested construction workers. Up past the arching cranes and even the ceaseless urban noise, where I could frame a simple slice of this amazing city.
I am a semi-professional photographer, with the passion of a true amateur, drawn primarily to nature and travel, but open to and intrigued by most everything. In 2014, I began working on a 52-Week Photo Project, posting one photo a week that expressed something about that week – a theme, a story, a feeling. My intent was to add an element of story-telling to my work. That project was successfully completed in September 2015 and is all stored in the archive here.
After a several month break, I began a new 12-month project. Each month in 2016 I will present a group of carefully curated images – a sort of thematic portfolio – along with an essay. My intent is to improve my editing skills and, of course, motivate me to keep on shooting. Please follow me and let me know what you think. You can see more of my work on my website: www.kathleengillphotography.com.
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In many ways, Your best yet !
Merci, my friend!