Today began on a less exciteful note compared to my usual days off. The summer heat had already begun its rounds of entering our windows with its humid and thick persona. Waking me up thirsty and lacking any drive to continue my recent still life project started the day before. So I spent much of my morning in boxers and painfully drinking my much needed coffee brewed with beans from Puerto Rico.
As nostalgia set in from the coffee reminiscent of the same my grandmother would use on her farm in Puerto Rico, I had another look through my recently acquired book "Drugstore Camera". A book that I received as a gift for my 27th birthday. I had only given it a single look through before, since receiving it on May 5th and I felt it needed another look. As I gripped it's textured sides, I said to myself "I need to make a photo book."
I've always made books for myself, in 1-2 issues. A practice I enjoyed doing, because I felt it allowed my images to properly fill the viewers eyes and get my point across. So with this new inspiration, I am having my first large quantity seriesmade. "The Brooklyn Riviera" will be a tangible series. Thank You Dennis Hopper.