Before the Obstruction
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About “Before the Obstruction”
I included this photo for a reason different from all the others in this set. To me, this is a photo about loss. I used to be able to see the Whitestone[1] and Throgg’s Neck[2] bridges—roughly 7 and 9 miles distant. Then one day I noticed a new construction site. At first I looked forward to tracking its progress, but then I realized it would rise to block my line-of-sight to the bridges. To see what I mean, see “Reflected Sunset [2016-01-04].” It was bum luck this particular tiny sliver of view would be lost (look for it in “Gotham Sunrise”).
About the project: Being a Ghost by Scott Matthews is an interactive set of twenty-seven overlapping photographs taken from a single vantage in New York City between 2011 and 2016. Prints are available as interactive sets.