Here is the image I chose to post this past week on www.52frames.com.
As I was thinking about the weeks theme I was trying to think of all the places in my area that I could find abandoned buildings. I know there is a home in my neighborhood, maybe the Brooklyn Navy Yard or even the Red Hook Grain Terminal (I really wanted a good shot of that building).
On my daily commute into work I came across this scene and instantly new I was looking at this wrong. Abandoned when used as a verb means cease to support or look after someone; to desert. I see this sort of scene everyday!
This photo makes me sad, angry and hopeless. What can we do to make a change?
I only took two shots. I feel the top one works with all the people walking by or standing round on their phones. How are we able to just ignore what is happening around us?
Here is the second shot, actually it's the first shot I took. I was zoomed in for it. I don't think it showed the emotion I was looking for so I zoomed out and waited a few minutes to see if I can get people walking by.