Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
– Soren Kierkegaard
This is probably one of the most photographed areas of Brooklyn; in fact, if you look at it on Google street view, you can see a whole gallery of images from people who submitted their own shots of the intersection at Washington and Water Street. It was extraordinarily difficult to get a clean shot of the background, as there was a constant stream of tourists walking into my frame. There even was an Asian couple that was literally in 3/4 of my shots, who I’ve magically erased with Photoshop.
For me, this image illustrates my search for success. I keep trying to walk forward, but I can’t help but look back. It doesn’t matter which side path I choose, they all seem to head towards the same final destination. While there are rays of hope here and there, for the most part I still have to walk through the darkness to get to where I’m going.