New Work: East of the River

Sienna and Lady with their Puppies, East of the River, Washington, DC © Susana Raab 2011

I’m starting to gel a bit more with this project that has been a really hard one for me.  First I am shooting primarily with the 4×5 that lends itself to a very different style of picture taking for me, less kinetic, fluid, etc.  But I want to also be very deliberate about everything here and very obvious about my presence, because when you are working across the Anacostia River in this other Washington, I feel it’s important to be obvious and open.  The thing to transcend for me, and perhaps I will not succeed – is to move beyond the cliches of life here, and make something that speaks beyond the apparent.  If I’m not successful at least I’m gonna try.