audrey dimola: as it began at sculpture park; long island city, queens.
AD’s inspiration and reason: i actually took this photo with my smartphone (!) on new year’s day. it’s funny because this vantage of the east river and the gorgeously dilapidated wooden ruin is also the very first photo on DKADSHOTNY back in feb 2010! it will soon be our two year anniversary.. how much has changed. this vantage, thankfully, is still just as beautiful every time i visit it. i had some much-needed quiet time sitting on some rocks at the shore, just reading and writing and admiring the view. there were so many birds flying around - the tiny flecks of white in the water are actually seagulls! - and the sky was perfectly dusted with fair-weather clouds. no matter where i go, this will always be my favorite place.
audrey dimola: winter twilight on the river; long island city, queens
AD’s inspiration and reason: this shot is from an impromptu walk in socrates sculpture park yesterday as the sun was going down. i really like this shot because of the mood it creates – the shadows and the darkness, the silhouettes, the watercolor sky, and the fading amber light. i love coming back to this vantage point and taking pictures in different seasons and at different times of day – it’s amazing how the view changes. it’s a reminder to take it slow and capture the subtle details in the world around you.
audrey dimola: socrates sculpture park & east river; long island city, queens.
AD’s inspiration and reason: this is one of my favorite spots in queens, in the city, anywhere - this little perch on the water in socrates sculpture park. this was taken on a quiet christmas eve - twilight was setting in, snow was still on the ground, and the world seemed to be in wait for these joyous late december holidays, for the upcoming new year. i stopped at the park on my way home from work to just pause by the water - where i had spent many peaceful moments in recent months - and silently reflect, in gratitude, on where i’ve been and where i’m going. beautiful spot!
audrey dimola: waterfront of socrates sculpture park; long island city, queens.
AD’s inspiration and reason: the inaugural photo of what will become danny and i’s epic photo journey for DKADSHOTNY! this was shot from my “perch” on the waterfront in socrates sculpture park - an amazing outdoor space for art in the city and a park i grew up visiting and playing in. this spot on the waterfront has since become extremely special to me, as i was able to find some much-needed mental clarity being alone on the water, not only overlooking the city and the wide expanse of the river, but also that amazing ruin which seems like an ancient barge that just crashed on the shore. call me crazy, but i think it’s oddly beautiful.. but then again, i DO have a fascination with industrial/abandoned things and remnants of the past!