Central Park Prints by Dave Beckerman
Poet’s Walk, Central Park in 1994. Shot with a large-format view camera during a freezing rain. This remains the most popular print I sell. Frankly, I almost didn’t take this photograph because it was so cold and the film holders were getting wet. Just as I was about to pack up, the couple entered the scene, and I waited until they were in the distance to give the looming trees some scale.
A few years ago, the glistening stones were dug up and replaced by dirt. You think that everything will still be there – but as an ancient philosopher said, you can’t step in the same river twice. This print needs to be seen large to get the full effect. This is another shot of Poets Walk – same location – years later during a blizzard.