About the Book
NYC Outside the Lines chronicles my year exploring the edges of New York City. I love the pulse of the city and the culture and diversity. I thrive on the arts. But my heart lies in those unexpected places beyond our everyday notions of the city. New York is suffused with nature - beaches, woodlands, fields, gardens - both wild and tamed. The inverse beauty of broken houses, broken cars, decrepitude and abandonment describe hidden corners and cubbies throughout the city. Eclectic marketplaces reflect the diversity of our neighbors. Living outside the lines in a pocket neighborhood of NYC for the past decade has informed my process and fueled my interest in exploring these places with the camera – a kind of visual archeology.
The structure of the book follows the blog I kept from October, 2014 to July, 2015. This isn't meant to read as a documentary of my travels, but as an impressionistic view of the experience of being in these places.