Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What you see in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: Una Carta

Una Carta, originally uploaded by veesvision.
veesvision is me. I shoot the little altars and saints around the neighborhood. Recently, I have begun shooting the alters and saints where ever I see them. 

Why? Well, I have been asking myself that very question. At first it was an observation. I would see an altar and think about how the owner must be an ultra conservative and religious person. I'd shoot the little statues and collect them in my mind. Then sort them into neat piles of files in my computer's hard drive. 

After interviewing some of the owners and neighbors, I quickly realized the significance of each one. Editing the images at home also played a part in my intrigue. Where they really all that religious? Or perhaps superstitious... 

Being a bit superstitious myself, I have come to understand and more importantly, respect each and every altar and saint that I shoot. 

I have always been fascinated by superstitions. Those that know me, know I may not remember your birthday, but I remember your astrological sign and it's attributes.   

To read a rough translation of the card above, click on the picture itself. You will be re-directed to it's Filckr page.