2005 | Fine art archival print | 26.67 X 40 inches (67.7 X 101.6 cm) | Edition of 3 + 2 AP
This series took place in two venues. The location is a motel room I stayed in when I first visited New York City many years ago. The people are strangers I photographed secretly without their knowledge in the urban streets. I have ‘digitally invited’ them to be in the room with me, alone. When I go up to them in the street and take their picture, I was literally at a close distance with no aid of any telephoto lens. The feeling is very intimate and yet very intimidating as well. Having them in the same enclosed space with me, I get to emphasize our closeness in a very strange manner. Its awkwardness makes me feel the vulnerability of two humans, two complete strangers. An interaction with no spoken words.