East (Brooklyn Bridge), digital C-Print, 24” x 30”
From the Woolworth is a series of sixteen photographs that investigates the nature of perception, the formal qualities of the Woolworth building's architecture, as well as the difficulty of "framing" Lower Manhattan after 9/11. Made with a 4" x 5" view camera, these photographs juxtapose the interior architecture with exterior views of lower Manhattan from both low and high vantage points in order to emphasize the airy experience of being inside a skyscraper. The interiors of the pictured spaces have been lightened to reveal their internal structure and provide a contrast to the buildings in color framed by the Woolworth's windows. This process adjoins inside and outside calling into question how we perceive the interior spaces in which we live and work and how public spaces are representative of our collective experience of urban life.