In the Summer of 1980, while working on the Amtrak photographs I had been shooting and while receiving unemployment benefits from teaching workshops at Hunter College, I’d have to go down near Wall Street once a week to sign for my checks and to swear that yes, I had been looking for employment as a photographic instructor. I became fascinated by all the workers heading to their office jobs in Lower Manhattan, so I’d find a nice background wall near a subway exit and shoot the people as they strode past me on their way to work. It reminded me of riding around the country on Amtrak and standing on the platform between the cars, watching the landscape roll by. I titled these photos “Men In Suits.”
Signed artist pigment proofs of any of these images are available for collection:
16″ x 21″ on 17″ x 22″ Museo archival cotton paper. $500@
12″ x 15.75″ on 13″ x 19″ Museo archival cotton paper. $300@
I also have available many vintage silver halide prints from this series printed on 11×14, and 16×20 Kodak paper; terms negotiable.