When I first moved to New York I lived in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. I knew very few people in city and was in the beginning stages of reinventing my life for the very first time. One day, as I was leaving the train, I simply decided to turn left instead right and within a block I came upon the entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery. I could not believe my eyes as the hills and monuments stretched out before me. How could this amazing, awe inspiring place exist quietly and unassuming amidst the bodegas and unisex hair salons of my neighborhood? How is it possible that right off of bustling 4th Avenue there was this sacred place of Love and Contemplation? At least, that is what Green-Wood Cemetery became for me.
I began a project of documenting the cemetery in all four seasons. It became a ritual for me to wake up early in the morning and trek out to the Cemetery. I am truly grateful and pleased to be able to share these photographs with you. I hope they inspire you in the same way that Green-Wood inspired me.
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