I’ve lived close to the Genesee River in Rochester, New York for most of my life. The city originally settled, grew and industrialized due to the proximity of three waterfalls along the river, offering potential for waterpower. As these photographs materialized I began to consider the growth and development of the city based on its proximity to the river and how its importance has changed over time. These views hint at physical, historical and cultural references to the past in a time of postindustrial decline. They also explore an understated landscape that is easy to overlook or take for granted.
This is an analog body of work, all photographs were made with film and the prints are Type “C” made in the darkroom. Time in the VSW project space is an opportunity to focus on editing and to continue photographing as necessary to form these pictures into a coherent body of work for exhibition as well as the layout for a book.