Volume 1 Issue 2
The action of the Sanitation Department to clean up all the fallen confetti in Times Square was caught at three o'clock in the morning after all the revelers have moved to warmer locations. It was below 20 degrees that morning. I called this image: Cleaning Up The Town.
In the color image, the mother and her children were unaware of being photographed though I was right in front of them on my knees. The location is one of the mid-sixties Staten Island Ferries that have been replaced by less charming nautical rides. It was just a coincidence that this photo was taken on a test roll of film for a camera I would gift my own mom for Mother's Day.
And of course, Times Square at dawn on the last year of the decade and the clock shows the exact time of sunrise in two clocks. One digital and one analog. What appealed to me about the image is that all of the architecture and the relationship of buildings to the streets makes this a fantastically busy photograph though not a soul was in sight for a few blocks. Because the barricades have not been removed yet for the earlier crowd control, it was a surreal scene that allowed a feeling of solitude in a very hectic and well populated historical spot that keeps making history year after year.