This night I recall specifically a strong silence in the under-developed and over-developed contrasts of Long Island City. So in the second picture I had to get out of the cab to feel the stillness against my face as I tried to hold the camera steady to match the pause of time itself: Sorry a bit too over the top for you perhaps, but there is just something overwhelming to be said for being present when it seems all life-forms have called it a night, but me, and for a moment I feel like I own something. I think there was a couple who took me from the animal hospital on the manhattan side of the 59th Street Bridge, over to their condo on the Queens side. It was a rare event for sure, their pet cat probably had an emergency operation and usually neither of them would've been awake at such an hour. And these early hours of the shift produced the best photographs of the day.
Long Island City, Queens
Surely the bagel people also enjoy being the few who own the dawn.