I shot this circa, 1973 on Tri-X film. Motif # 1 is one of the most often painted and photographed scenes in New England. This is the
original building destroyed in the blizzard of ’78 (the blizzard shut greater Boston down for a week). Although this scene harks back to a simpler time, it really wasn’t. Within a year there would be the oil shock, and along with other social and economic factors, would herald the de-industrialization of the West. The result was an increase in economic inequality that continues to this day.