When I was in my twenties, I moved to a maritime warehouse located in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the world’s most treasured icons. The bridge loomed outside my window as a constant and relentless presence, resonating with an inexplicable spiritual power.
As I was drawn to photograph the bridge during its most dramatic and visually compelling moments, my meditations upon it evolved into a profound curiosity. I wanted to know more about its principal creators: John, Washington and Emily Roebling.
…If the Brooklyn Bridge is a work of genius, how do we define this genius? Each of its creators brought to the masterpiece unique experiences and expertise. How does one find or even begin to define this genius when the work required the powers of all three?
Taken from the Introduction of the publication
“In The Shadow of Genius"
Fordham University Press, 2018