Souvenir from New York

October 10, 2015. — Last hours in New York. On the sidewalk, near to our apartment, I’m founding a negative. It’s medium format – 6×6. Not much can be seen on it. I’m putting it between pages of my notebook. I’m taking it with me, as a souvenir. Two weeks later I scanned it at home. The portrait of a woman appears. It’s quite washed up. The fence is in focus. A person who took a photo accidentally covered the lens with his/her finger. Most probably this photo was taken with double lens Rolleiflex camera. I have one like this and I screwed up few photos this way. In all likelihood, the photo was made in the 40s or early 50s. Maybe it was shot during a date or after returning from church. The woman seems happy. She is elegantly dressed.

September 30, 2017. – I’m back in New York. First day. Together with old Rolleiflex, I’m looking for traces of a woman from photos. I start from the place where I found it. I’m walking away from there, getting lost in the streets between typical Brooklyn buildings. I’m looking for the setting from a photo. Fence, walls, windows…