Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village: "You can always come back, but you can't come back all the way." - "Mississippi"
Art is a conversation between the past and the present. The music of Bob Dylan has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It is almost as if he had a hand in raising me and helping me to become who I am now. After studying about Dylan and his life, I went back to some of the places where he was when he lived in Greenwich Village in the early and late 1960s. Although very few of the places that he knew in his time there now exist for what they once were, the spaces still seem to hold his memory. Few beside myself and any other Bob Dylan fan will recognize these places and their significance to his life but for those who do, it will mean something. I could not go back to January of 1961 when Dylan first stepped foot in the Village but I could go back to where the shells of the memories remain. These photographs are a conversation between Bob Dylan’s past and that which exists there now. These photographs are also a conversation between my past and my present.