•    BoCoCa   

    Boerum Hill

    Cobble Hill

    Carroll Gardens

    From a distance it, like so many other neighborhoods bordering big cities, appears as a mesh of matte colors interspersed with some protruding towers or spires, all lying at the base of mountainous skyscrapers farther away. He thought he could capture a still unseen perspective onto the expanse just south of Downtown Brooklyn.

    Indeed, so many photographers have published idolizing and critical images of Brooklyn throughout many ages, but he wanted to capture a new moment in time, one where the G train could run deeper into the borough on its elevated track. If the G was a connector of Brooklyn to Queens at its northern end, here it was a connector of the many parts within Brooklyn at its southern end.

    He photographed the flaking rust on the trusses of the station as well; they were evidence that service changes truly had to be made to accommodate construction on this line. Of course, he was more elated about finally having a train through Brooklyn without transfers and having a subject matter for his critical art than about the renovations themselves.

    Truly exhibiting its age, the track shook as the G sped along the bridge, and then all the earth shook as the train descended into the dark. Above ground the name of BoCoCa was not yet popular, and the young photographer certainly told no one that he lived in a place so named, but here the tunnels of the G bound the neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens.

    Analysis: BoCoCa