Jade Doskow is an architectural and landscape photographer based out of Brooklyn, New York. I came across her work on Lenscratch where her project Red Hook was being featured.
Her images are straight photography. In this project Doskow has concentrated on the architectural features of of old buildings with special emphasis on the way in which time, light and weather have changed the buildings. Doskow explains (1):
These images have come to represent my search for a specific feeling of spiritual expansiveness through my photography, more than a document of a specific place. Seemingly disparate elements—vines, a fence, the silhouette of a building—are brought together to create a dialogue of form, color, and emotional charge. Light and time transform seemingly mundane places, creating a feeling of peace and visual infinity.
Unlike Henkin’s project, Doskow’s Red Hook is shot in colour which makes the subtle light changes throughout the images important as one is more aware of the passage of time as one sees the long, dark shadows and the golden light of the sunset reflecting off a building’s wall. There is an ongoing silence in her images – no people are present, no activity is visible which resonant through the body of work.
1. Smithson, Aline (2012) Jade Doskow [online]. Available from: http://lenscratch.com/2012/01/jade-doskow/ [Accessed 19 June, 2015]
Doskow, Jade (2015) Jade Doskow [online]. Available from: http://www.jadedoskowphotography.com/RED-HOOK [Accessed 25 July, 2015]
Smithson, Aline (2012) Jade Doskow [online]. Available from: http://lenscratch.com/2012/01/jade-doskow/ [Accessed 19 June, 2015]