Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Cathedral
Cathedral

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Candyshop
Candyshop

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

Yonkers, NY

GLENWOOD

Along the Hudson River while riding a train, I watched a daunting industrial building constructed in the early 1900's emerge from the horizon. It seemed to grow even when the train stopped right beside it to offer a closer glimpse of the vibrant graffiti and metal beams that teased through shattered windows. I strained my neck in an attempt to eye the roof and began peering around for possible entrances. It was the closest I had come to love at first sight. 

 

That was the start of a fixation that took six years to actualize as a an urban exploration photography opportunity. When I finally entered the building, it had become a metaphor for how I was living my life. The thought of going alone was so unfathomable I had not seriously made that consideration. And yet, I took a leap of faith - a sort of bitter shock therapy - and remembered how courageous I've always been.