When you start separating people from their rivers, what have you got? Bureaucracy! – Jack Kerouac
I had an appointment downtown last Thursday. Since it was one of our few truly warm spring days so far in ’13, I didn’t want to waste it. I left early and took a long walk down the river. This is a part of the river that I am very familiar with so looking for things to shoot is not enough. I really have to see what is there. I firmly believe that our brain tends to shut our senses down in familiar locations even though everyday the river and its banks change. The river, the banks, the city are all living pulsing things and they change always.
I am thinking about all this because I am listening to too many people talk about my work. They are causing me to doubt my own vision and that is death to creativity. You know you are in trouble when you present your own work apologetically or off-handedly which I did today.
Enough of my pep talk to me. You don’t need to hear it. A few sites seen on a walk from 110th Street to 50th Street…