“'Reflected' began as a photo experiment with mirrors at the beach a few years ago. I became fixated with creating reflections, portals and double takes into other worlds with mirrors. Once the pandemic hit, the idea of reflection took on a lot more meaning. Feeling very trapped by the confines of my apartment and our new reality, I took a favorite mirror and some fruit to my rooftop to alleviate my boredom and anxiety, and tap into my creativity. The result was an unintentional 'when life gives you lemons, make lemonade' feeling to my fruit series. Bright, tart fruit set against the rough, black tar roof very much spoke to a dark present and distant more optimistic future.”
ARTIST BIOBACK TO GALLERY
Erica Reade is a Brooklyn-based freelance photographer, originally from Montreal Canada. She spends her time shooting a variety of photo projects at the beaches of NYC, specifically Rockaway Beach, Fort Tilden and Coney Island. She is passionate about the ocean, and has been working on her series ‘Reflected’ for a little over three years.
Erica’s work is currently featured alongside other NYC-based artists inside The Rockaway Hotel.