MONOCHROME LINEN CANVAS PRINT 40″ x 60″
• Acid-free, PH neutral, linen canvas
• 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470gsm
• Hand glued solid wood stretcher bars
• Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
• 1.5″ deep
Location: Midtown Manhattan
It was a cold winter new york morning with slight snowfall when I got off my daily train to work and walked up the busy stairs at 666 Fifth Avenue. The stairs are already at chaos during rush hour and today they were slippery so I focused on not tripping and looking stupid like at least 50 people in an hour walking up there tripping.
When I got up to street level I noticed this poor lady laying there in the snow leaning at the trash container. I have seen her before on 5th Ave randomly but today it was heart-breaking. I flipped out my DSLR from my messenger bag and kneeled down in an angle almost touching the snow with my knees to get the most of the big on this pic.
No one really noticed me doing that in their morning walking routine with the heads down, so I knew I had a good 10 seconds of a completely natural scene before people would look into the lens. In these 15 seconds, this has been snapped.
The poor lady did not notice me either and the entire photo turned out very organic and captured the sadness that overcomes one when looking at such heavy contrasts between the Rolex building, a food sign with the number 666 on it and the lady who does not have either one in sight.
I gave her $5 dollars and went to work with a sad face for having seen this, but happy that I went for the cam captured it and can now share this moment with you.
|Dimensions||40 × 60 × 3 in|