Artist Profile: Dave Frieder
I have been photographing New York’s bridges since 1993. The precision half of my photographic work is my German side and the artistic half is my Hungarian side. Both of them combined seems very effective.
My work on this long-term project has been exhilarating and fascinating as I began to study bridges and began to realize they are engineering marvels. It came to my attention that in order to be able to capture a subject on film, paper, or canvas, one must understand your subject fully. For me, being able to “Feel The Steel” was a way of understanding how and why bridges work and function. My vision of the great structures was getting better every year! For most of my images I take on the Bridges, I use a Hasselblad Camera in conjunction with a “Gyro” stabilizer.