Empty Chair

Manhattan, New York, New York. Shot 4/28/01. Ilford HP5+ BW negative 35mm film.
New York, Manhattan

How much better is silence; the coffee-cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee-cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves

Signboards

Tribeca Skyline, Manhattan, New York, New York. Ilford HP5+ BW negative 35mm film.
New York, Manhattan

I once saw a sunset like that, over the lake near the old tanning factory back home. It was winter and I was going back for Christmas break. I remember the light flashing through the trees woke me up, and I pressed my face against the window just before the bus turned away onto the overpass.

Sometimes I think I only see moments like that through some kind of screen.
Michael Cho, Shoplifter