I really can’t say a whole lot about these images. There isn’t much of a story, really. The photos speak for themselves.
What I can say is this:
The tenth anniversary of 9-11 was a breakthrough for me as a photographer. For the first time in my life, I shared photos without any thought or care about what someone else might think of them. There was no technical approach. There was no thought. Me, a friend who was kind enough to drive me up there (so I could shoot as we drove, if need be) and my camera.
We moved from the area not long after the attack on the Twin Towers and I hadn’t been back that way since. Especially not on any of the 9-11 anniversaries. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. But on the tenth anniversary, I was compelled to see the Tribute in Light with my own eyes.
What you see here is how the Tribute in Light Memorial looked to me – even now, when I look at the photos, I am taken right back to that evening as Barb and I walked around Liberty State Park, looking up at this amazing tribute from our side of the river.