11.9.11

9.11.01

I don't intend on rambling, but all the same these pictures need a little introduction.

For the past few years I've been meaning to go back through the negatives I shot while in New York the evening of September 11th and the following week.

Every time I brought out the three ring binder I would think better of it, put it back on the shelf and say "there will be other years."

Well, this year. I must have been drinking just the right amount because I started scanning. It is strange to edit work you shot 10 years prior, sobering at how far I have come in image making and amazing how emotions can hide away in a small piece of plastic, gelatin and silver.

As a young photojournalism student I left from Rochester soon after the attacks happened with a couple of friends.

We spent the week wandering around the city, taking pictures and volunteering.

I can't say that the images I made were "good." The vast majority were just bad. But hidden among them were some frames that show a side of the city that week I have not seen since.

9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson


9.11.01|James Robinson


9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson
9.11.01|James Robinson

4 comments:

Bear said...

Well done, J-Ro.

Shane Dunlap said...

I've never seen these pictures before but I heard you talk about it. What a memory.

Matthew Harris said...

Man have you grown as a shooter, i absolutely love the image of the group watching the TV

Keith said...

Some great stuff here. Don't know if I ever mentioned I was up there doing "recovery" work after 9/11.

Hope you're doing well down south, and keep in touch!