In the article “Capturing a Vanishing View of Park Slope” photographer Erica McDonald attempts to capture the essence of Park Slope Brooklyn before it completely changes. Eric McDonald wants to capture the faces behind this historic neighborhood rather than the strollers, cafes and lovingly maintained brownstones that it’s known for. As time goes on, the world around us is constantly changing and evolving, Erica is using photography as a tool to document and capture a specific moment in park slot history. Eric is attempting to capture Park Slope in the moment, the “now”.
I admire Eric’s enthusiasm and passion when it comes to preserving the present; photography is a very useful medium when it comes to preserving and capturing moments throughout time and space. Change is a natural part of life and maybe the changing atmosphere in Park Slope isn’t a bad thing and may have good effects on the neighborhood. Only time can truly tell.