Across the Golden Gate  San Francisco Bay Area Golden Gate Bridge  California

Detached — Treasure Island Vista      San Francisco Bay Bridge     California

Goddess of Freedom    2012  New York City    ref# 8715_fresco

Statue of Liberty with Red Ship    2012  New York City   ref# 8717_fresco

Manhattan Bridge Beyond the Tree   2012  New York City   ref# 4736_fresco

Beyond the Brooklyn Bridge    2012  New York City   ref# 3236_fresco

New York Skyline    2012 New York City   ref# 9273_fresco_cr

Union Station    2012  Washington D.C.   ref# 6209_fresco

South Beach Sky    2012  Florida     ref # 4183_fresco

South Beach Amour   2012  Florida  ref# 4158_fresco

On the Road  – Durango, Silverton, Telluride   2012  Colorado    ref# 7825_fresco

Colorado Autumn Leaves   2012  Colorado   ref# 7823_fresco

Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad    2012  Colorado   ref# 7252_fresco

Barn on the Road      2012  Silverton      ref# 6968_fresco

Dairy Queen  2012  Santa Fe to Taos   ref# 8881_fresco

Provencetown Harbor Sunset   2011  Cape Cod  ref# 8533_fresco

High Line’s Grassland   2012  New York City   ref# 0293_fresco

High Line Skyline   2012  New York City  ref# 3047_fresco

Washington Square Arch    2012 New York City   ref# 4495_fresco

Railway Blues   2011  Philadelphia  ref# 4335_fresco

Spring Blossoms. Georgetown University, Washiington D.C. ref# 5919_fresco

Spring Blossoms. Georgetown University,  2011, D.C. ref# 5919_fresco

Seaside Bliss   2012  Santa Monica Seashore ref# 5003_fresco

  Above the Golden Gate   2012  San Francisco  ref#0716_fresco


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Across America

  • architecture
  • California
  • cityscapes
  • color
  • frescoes
  • landscapes
  • nature
  • New York
  • U.S.A.
  • water

Although I grew up in various places in America -- from New York to California, with a sojourn in Santa Fe, I have chosen to live in Italy for nearly 20 years, and perhaps with this long range perspective, I view my native country through a nostalgic, romantic lens. I seek to express the surreal, ephemeral, transcendent state I often experience while taking photographs. More of an observer than an insider, nevertheless my heart still feels firmly rooted in this wide open land.

My purpose is to capture the wonders of America and to preserve its genius, diversity, and myriad impressions, to show reverence for and share the juxtaposition of its cities, seas, mountains and deserts. As I revisit places from coast to coast that I have lived in or passed through time and again, I feel a spiritual and poetic connection.

Perhaps I include the softness of the green-blue elements, like the ocean that surrounds us, to tie together the immensity of the New York skyline, the magic of the Golden Gate, the whimsy of the Florida coastline, the brilliance of the Colorado mountains and Cape Cod harbor, the architectural ingenuity of a railway station in DC. and surreal bareness of the New Mexican desert on fire.

I reflect on the sun's rays on low lying clouds, examining the landscape and cityscape as if I were a child in wonder -- and still, with a familiarity that remains and gives me the inspiration to continue on my adventure. These wonders speak of soft blue dawns and misty twilights, aquatic horizons, abandonment and freedom, connected by strong bridges, railways, and endless skies, with the scent of fog and smoke and radiant sea air.

The challenge is always to find a place of stillness and focus while on the road -- to bring new meaning, depth and expression to these iconic, yet majestic landmarks, as I share this journey across America.

- Diane Epstein