Ground Zeros

These images are part of a larger series taken in the past ten years which I started in New York s financial district. I have been photographing construction sites in major western cities since I witnessed the World Trade Center 9\11 attack. Revisiting such sites is my response to a modern day urban struggle that takes place particularly in the financial districts. What draws me to these sites is the way that they function as temporary backdrops, stages where oblivious performers move about. I am fascinated by the settings created around the building sites where men in yellow caskets and men and women in they office suits share a space but seldom interact, separated by barriers put up to stop people from looking down into the dig, these places acquire a metaphysical and theatrical appearance. The architects in charge of building these future sites of world power are the involuntary stage directors of these extemporaneous theaters of every day performances.