UPTOWN BOUND (B&W) 2000 - 2006
Since I began studying photography in 1993, I had been using a 35mm SLR camera. Then in the fall of 1999, I experimented with a rented Hasselblad - a medium format camera at a nearby subway station. I used B & W film at the first attempt. Since that was a relatively heavy camera and difficult to hand hold, I set up a tripod on the platform with a cable release. Instead of a flashlight I used a long exposure and a slow shutter speed in order to capture the transforming contours of shadows over time. I worked at the stations when they were relatively empty-- such as early mornings and on weekends, because I didn’t want to get unnecessary attention. At that time, I was unaware of regulations prohibiting the use of tripods in subway stations.