Along the banks of the Gowanus Canal, behind the flat fields around the Erie Basin, and overlooking parts of the Red Hook and Buttermilk Channels, Brooklyn is updating its coast. Industrial relics, concrete chaos, urban metal, and hollow structures wait to go away.
Like Miami, Brooklyn is changing, and it is happening fast. I like finding the places that haven't been touched yet or the ones that are about to be. They remind me of my years in Miami and the beauty in forgotten areas on the brink of being discovered anew.
Cracking warehouses and rust keep me tightly focused on pattern and lines, but the formidable austerity in these coastal relics around Gowanus and Red Hook makes me back up to take it all in. The mix of what has been here before and what is coming - and how they bump up against each other - is what I like most.