For my March Madness Project I took my own spin on the Style of photography known as Rephotography. I decided to photograph two different places in NYC.
The beginning of my project:
At the beginning of my project I wanted to focus on photography and rowing. My original plan was to photograph my crew team rowing over the seasons. Unfortunately, because of the cold winter, we would be at the gym for the majority of the project making the project impossible to complete. I decided that for the project it would not be the best idea for me for how long term the project was going to be.
Deciding on my final project:
When I was thinking about my March Madness project, I really wanted to involve photography and focus on how I could get better as a photographer during these months. When looking for styles of photography to use for my project I couldn’t find a consistent style that I loved. After much consideration I decided to take my own spin on the style of photography called rephotography where I would take photos at the same destinations over the span of many months. I wanted to see not just how the seasons changed and how the areas changed during the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but how i changed as a photographer as well. I ended up choosing to photograph both sides of the street on Central Park West and 69th Street, as well as Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.
The meanings behind my destinations:
The places I chose both have a very close place to my heart. I really wanted to photograph a part of Central Park because it has been such a special place that I have gone to for since I was little. I always remembered going to Bethesda Fountain with my family and watching the ducks in the pond and seeing all the people crowded around the fountain that was pressed against the beautiful sky. I also chose to photograph the main street besides where i live. I choose to take photographs of 69th street on Central Park West because i loved walking across the street everyday seeing the changes in the scenery and the people walking around. These places are both dear to me and I wanted to show that through my photography.