Empty City, Empty Streets (the book)



Hello friends, I’m pleased to announce that my second publication is in print and available for purchase. This one is titled, “Empty City. Empty Streets,” and focuses on the first two months of the shutdown when the City of Buffalo was incredibly and completely empty, devoid of people and cars for the most part. 

As some of you know I’ve been blessed in that I have not stopped working throughout the pandemic and most of these images were captured on my way to work or on solo evening walks. These—to me—were frightening and confusing times. I felt sort of stunned as I pedaled and walked around the empty city hearing my own steps echo off empty buildings. 

 
This is the cover image for the book, and an example of what's inside...Main Street in New York's second largest city and not a soul in sight. These are once in a lifetime images of a city at a complete and empty standstill. 

For this book I made a few changes from my previous (always learning and growing). I used a magazine format, thus the book is the size of a magazine (which means it’s larger than the previous) and the photos while still high resolution are matt rather than glossy. Doing these two things allowed me to keep the price the same but make the book larger and include twice as many images. 

Here’s a link to the publisher where this book and my first book, Buffalo, NY: The View from My Handlebars, can be ordered directly and you can also view the first few pages of the book. Both books are also available at Parables Gallery and Gifts here in Buffalo, and if you are within a two mile radius of 14201 I would gladly deliver signed copies of the book via bicycle. 

 Thank you. Peace, Salaam, Shalom.
Joe




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