Billboard Shells

Pitching the Demographic: A Message of Nothing (Coney Island Creek)

Every billboard husk is like a fingerprint—unique—the setting, the details, the way sunlight plays off it at certain times.

Multicolored hues of sunset trapped between empty billboard

Double Duty: Cell Phone Tower/Beacon of Emptiness

Clouds seen through a billboard shell

Billboard seen through hollow in trestle bridge

Billboard shell’s gridwork silhouette

Sunset over billboard shell beside viaduct


Ode to Corrugated Metal

Flimsy ribbed fences listing in the wind
the sound like docked boats banging together gently

Horace Greeley’s Grave/Goose in Grass (Green-Wood Cemetery: Part 3)

Horace Greeley (1811 – 1872) was a famous newspaper editor and politician, best known for saying, “Go west young man.” The monument, though ravaged by black streaks and time, is still etched with that look of resolve Victorian gentlemen favored in their personal statuary (apparent throughout Green-Wood Cemetery).

Greeley’s Grave in Green-Wood is located at one of the cemetery’s highest points, overlooking Bush Terminal (Pictures . . . History . . . More on BSB: No. 1 . . . No. 2).

Go North Young Man: A groundskeeper grooms the majestic burial site

Serene Nature (Seamless Adaptation): Goose in the grass, at the foot of a family plot, paying homage to the clan

(Green-Wood Cemetery: Part 1 . . . Part 2)


Birds on Crane

Birds alighting
a crane boom and cable
by the canal

Grand Army Plaza/Library (Monumental Brooklyn: No. 2)

Neptune and friends carouse in the fountain at Grand Army Plaza

Lincoln on horseback, the arch at Grand Army Plaza

Union soldiers massed alongside winged gods (sacrifice, virtue . . . the American Ideal triumphs)

Look: a satellite dish is reflected in the top-middle of the picture

In-spired (No. 3)

Sunset, day before spring