Ghosts in the Park


We all believe in something.  For some, it’s rationality.  For others, it’s the precepts of an organized religion.  There are people that believe that trees have spirits in them.  But whatever your belief – and as far back as you go (look at the cave paintings)  there has always been a clash between organized religion where truth can be disclosed if rules are followed carefully; as opposed to the shaman that usually takes some mind-altering substance and visits the spirits on his or her own.

And the shaman-type goes beyond the visible and beyond the audible.  Sound familiar?  Infrared exposures are actual physical representations of what can be found beyond the visible.  People are usually ghostly, especially when infrared flash is used.  Rocks and stones are generally dull.  But of all things – it’s the botanical world that comes alive and seems more real.

The real becomes the ethereal.


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My name is Dave Beckerman. I am a fine art photographer working in New York City.