"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other" - Abe Lincoln
I am pleased to introduce the first set of the prints contained in the Lincoln's Washington portfolio, entitled "Alone at Night". These prints were all taken in the early morning hours in order to ensure the monument would be empty, allowing me to capture the monuments strong lines, textures, and shadows without the distraction of visitors. The second series of prints, which I will introduce sometime in the near future, is the opposite and will focus on the many visitors to the Lincoln Memorial.
It was truly exceptional to visit the Lincoln Memorial in the middle of the night when it was just me, my husband, and a national park ranger as the only people present. The magic of this monument is significantly more powerful when you stand alone before Lincoln.
Each of the prints in Part I of Lincoln's Washington was designed for the power and impact of the image. I also elected to do the entire portfolio in black and white to capture the details and textures on the marble of the memorial.