Photo Essay

A Year of Sundays: 1st Installment

December's End

A few months ago, I set about documenting Sundays—with a book in mind: A Year of Sundays. Since that time I have made photographs each Sunday and am beginning to study them in order to better understand and represent the idea and practice of Sundays.

While committing to this work, I have come to learn a bit about my creative process. At the center of creativity is discipline and commitment. I am not sure I would have named either a decade ago, even though each would have been true at that time too. Through the ritual of making photographs each week, my work grows. I have begun to trust that it is in interpreting what is common--what is in front of me so often, that art is made.

Most of these images have been made in New York City, mostly Harlem and in New Jersey, mostly Paterson. Without question, I am drawn to cities.

I will post more of the project as I make progress.

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  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (26 Dec 2010):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi (Deleted) gave props (27 Dec 2010):

    nice concept

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz gave props (28 Dec 2010):

    Yeah! Love it!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (15 Sep 2011):

    Sorry I missed this superb essay. Love how each image tells a story and captures at least one feeling.Sure gets my vote.

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  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (30 Jan 2012):

    Amazing!! my vote!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (31 Jan 2012):

    Of course, this should be Story of the Week :)

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