Thursday, December 11, 2008

American Sketches

Somewhere in California , c. 1988 ?

The Mathilda, Kingston NY 1995

Outside of Stuyvesant , NY 1999

Los Angeles 1990

As much as I love to travel to far away lands, my eye gravitates towards the American Scene.
I need to find more Rubber Stamp shops........where did Mr. Foster's Taxidermy Shop go ?
There's an urgency I feel to seek out these small, non-descript icons of our past. Not just to examine and photograph, but I want to meet and get to know the proprietors.
Was it handed down by their father...grandfather...who landed at Ellis Island perhaps ?
Whatever the case my be....I feel richer for having found these places. I hope my photographs do the job of conveying how American they are.