Unlike most of the artists we highlight on our FB page, the New York-based photographer Stephen Harmon, whose wintry photograph is below, doesn't have macular degeneration. We got to know him last year when we were working on our film about Serge Hollerbach and discovered Stephen's amazing pictures of New York.
Stephen's been taking pictures since the 1970s, documenting both the changing and unchanging nature of the city. We're incredibly grateful to him for allowing us to use several of his photos in our Serge Hollerbach film, which you can now stream free-of-charge from the Vision & Art Project website. As it turns out, Stephen and Serge were basically neighbors. They lived a few blocks from each other for decades and, as artists, they were often drawn to similar scenes. In the film, it's fascinating to see Stephen's photographs next to Serge's paintings. Both struck by the people they encountered every day on the streets around them. Both documenting their interest in their fellow humans with humor and empathy.
If you're lucky enough to be on Stephen's mailing list, which we are, you get an email each morning with some wonderful scene(s), usually of the city. Below was his picture marking December 1, the turn away from fall's "colorful beauty," as he says, and toward winter's soft enchantments.