‘LOST- New York’ is an ever-continuing portfolio that is a product of the streets of New York City. It is as its name suggests, and has manifested over numerous years of wandering, by simply being lost.
To be lost is to explore, to wander without the limitations of a story. The goal becomes less about making a set of images whose intent is to provide an immediate educational response, but rather experiencing the moment in full awareness. By not being bound by pre-determined motives and expanding your vision beyond the tunnel in front of you, the freedom of not having a story in itself becomes a story.
The extraordinary current of New York City flows in a harmonious balance of chaos and grace, a balletic dance, the forming of a poetic energy within the frame. ‘Lost’ aims at understanding the existence of that energy through a visual exploration of the relationships between ever-changing causes and conditions.
Images show what things look like at a particular time. They show people, politics, fashion, transportation, architecture, advertising, language, art. You’re seeing time. You’re seeing culture. You’re seeing how the causes and conditions of energy change and shift over time and create the larger picture of our existence.
That’s the beauty of being lost. There are no limitation. It’s a game of many singular moments but of one larger vision.
As the photographer, my goal is to allow the viewer the opportunity to be lost. To experience the energy of the streets and to be fully immersed in the balletic dance that is New York City.
In the city that doesn’t sleep, time never stands still, but there’s always time to be lost.