Subway Entrances - Boston Common
Fine Art Print
2017, Open Edition
Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free soft gloss paper. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request. Features a 1.5" white border around the image to allow for easy framing.
Some of Boston's most recognizable landmarks - Tremont Street, the Park Street Church and the entrance to the Park Street "T" Station - come together in the piece. The original shot in 1915; mine in 2017. Park Street Station, along with Boylston Street Station, opened in 1897 as the first two subway stations in North America.
The text in the bottom conner of this image is part of the original source photo I used. I like to leave this type of reference in my work to provide context and authenticity to the overall image.
Highland Park, Illinois
Mark Hersch is an Illinois-based photographer and digital artist who creates unique cityscapes by melding historic and contemporary photographs. His work reflects his lifelong passion for photography, history, and architecture. He combines vintage and contemporary photographs of major cities in the United States. Mark begins his work by researching rare, historical photographs. Then, he travels to the location to shoot his version of the image taken from the exact same vantage point. Finally, he returns to his studio where he combines the two images on his computer, showing the past and present together. The inherent nostalgia of his work strives to elicit a powerful and personal response in every viewer.