Bill Jacobson

New Year's Day #4579, 2002

Bill Jacobson (American, born 1955), New Year's Day #4579, 2002, chromogenic print, 36 x 30 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2003.7.

Bill Jacobson has been making out-of-focus images since 1989. This evocative photograph is from his series of urban street scenes in New York. He uses this blurred technique to present the city as one might experience it emotionally rather than as it appears.