Piece description from the artist
The development of the US railways inspired the creation of standard time zones. Previously, clocks differed between places by an amount corresponding to the difference in their geographical longitude. Boston and New York were operating 8 minutes apart.
One day, Ray Haddad started pointing and shooting and quickly got carried away with photography.
He got a sack of gear and hit the streets of his hometown, New York City. Rarely a fly on the wall, Ray has a way that is central to his work; with a 'hello,' he can turn chance encounters into spontaneous portraits. He also photographs events, wanders the streets for cityscape shots, and sets up shoots from time to time. Some of his work comes from a darker place, while other photographs are quite innocent.