The Collective, NYC
As New Yorkers, time is pertinent to all aspects of our life, whether it is through commuting, conversations or gatherings. In this city, it’s like time goes but also never stops. Photography becomes the medium in which everything is put on pause, even for that instantaneous moment. Reflecting on the numerous interactions that take place in NYC every second, this series captures the solidary and collective moments we share on these city streets. Interested in what makes up an individual, whether it is in the company they keep, style of dress or their public stance, I begin exploring identity in the public realm. Indulging in street photography as a way to improve my photographic eye, I place myself in areas of mass, in which both the subject and setting are already in place. Each subject becomes a visual telling of his or her own time. Capturing their moments of solitude and collective moments joined together with another individual, these photographs become the second glance we miss at the world around us. The camera provides a sense of purpose to my wandering eyes. I now have a conquest: to capture the moments worth remembering with a camera marking my trail.
Artist: Jasmine Boothe