New York is losing one of its most basic ingredients: the people in the streets. Desolate, distance. Avenues that I once crossed with haste now feel like miles away. Iconic shops, shut and empty, closed restaurants, a handful of people waiting on the train platform.
Is this present one that should shape our collective memories in the future? My finger confidently presses the shutter which releases the camera. Click, click ... A snapshot for when I stroll through my past, the further away it is from today, the more it will hopefully feel unfamiliar.
For a city that never sleeps...
+ Words and Photos: Jens Wittwer