My current project explores the idiosyncrasies and details of a small park on the Lower East Side named Stuyvesant Square.
While photographing, I started to notice the seemingly inevitable feeling of loneliness that permeates every corner of the park. This space appears to be in progress—discarded items and misplaced garbage cans make their home among bits of lovely, untended nature. People and animals pass through the park, sometimes staying a while and often leaving behind traces of their presence. This stationary park experiences the world in the most transitory way; how does this affect its aesthetic?
I found this park to have its own sort of wild, sequestered beauty that suggests a deeply rich and unexpected spirit. I intend to continue documenting this identity by representing the neglected and half-finished details of the space in a noble light, for this is where the offbeat character of the part is most concentrated and genuine.