As much as the seasons affect the quality of light inside a building - and they do, very much so - they have an even more dramatic effect on the exteriors of the buildings. Shown here is the Tuberculosis Pavilion on North Brother Island from roughly the same vantage point at roughly the same time of day in the summer, autumn, and winter. One of the wonderful thing about being permitted out on the Island over a dozen times is the fact that I’ve been able to get photographs of almost everything out there under ideal conditions. To me, each of these images evokes a different feeling, a different memory - and each works in a different context. The summer image best exemplifies the jungle-like conditions and sense of mystery on the island. The autumn image does the finest job of expressing the beauty of this 1939 WPA-era municipal building. And the winter shot - almost devoid of color outside of the building itself - best showcases the architectural features of the building.
visualsvibes said: Hi, I stumbled across your Tumblr account by typing in the hashtag #Creedmore. I'm assuming you've been inside building 25 before? If so, I live in the area and I would really like to know how to get in so I can explore and take photographs. If you don't mind sharing, do I just walk right into the complex and look for building 25? Please answer privately if you're willing to share, if not, that is fine.
I have been inside Building 25 many times; I have a few photographs shared on here, but many more in my 2008 blog post on the building. However, as always, I will not share entrance information with people I do not know. Ever. This includes folks asking in private messages as well as those asking in public forums. Please read my lengthy explanation for why this is the case. I feel obliged to protect these buildings I care so much for - as well as my readers - and this requires me to be ungenerous with location information. I’m sorry that I cannot be of more assistance, but please - to you and all readers - this policy will never change.