The scene at Roache Brothers today.
I took a walk around Boston with my camera today. These photos were taken between 1 PM and 4 PM on an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon. Usually the streets would be teeming with people on lunch break, shopping or just beginning their commute. But not today.
Fortunately people are are heeding instructions to practice social distancing. I made sure to keep my distance from the few people out and about. The experience reminded me of New Orleans after Katrina. It’s very eerie to see the city like this but I also thought it important to document what’s happening.
On Friday the 13th, 2020, as New York began to close theaters and reduce many social activities, I took an afternoon and early evening walk around midtown and the Village, taking photos (w/Leica M10P, Voiglander 45mm, f1.2). I wanted to capture the mood of this particular time of coronavirus anxiety in the faces on the sidewalks. Although a lot of people were wearing masks, most seemed to be going about their normal lives. A lot of venues were closed and there were many less tourists than usual in Times Square. There was definitely a sense of anticipation of in the air. Of what exactly, none of us seemed to know.
Forth Cliff in Scituate, taken today from across the channel. Leica SL, with the big zoom, handheld.
I’m adding some new (old) photos to the site. These two were taken in New York back in 2001. Both were scanned from negatives. The Pringles billboard photo is from 7th Avenue near 49th Street. (I think the Ray’s Pizza is still there.)
The photo of a street vendor was taken just outside the fence at the World Trade Center rubble a few weeks after the attacks.