A Golden Passage

This candid photograph captures a woman gracefully walking within the iconic great hall of Grand Central Station, New York City.

Although this woman appears to be part of an impromptu photoshoot conducted by another photographer, what truly distinguishes this image for me is the woman's resolute sense of purpose as she traverses the grandeur of this timeless space. Her determination and innate elegance are undeniably striking, leaving an indelible mark. It's as if she's embarking on a profound journey, symbolized by the metaphorical 'golden door' ahead—a passage to an experience she seeks to embrace. Unlike the conventional notion of a horizon, this image hints at a deeper, more introspective exploration.

In the ongoing series from which this photograph hails, I frequently discover echoes of my own dreams and inner world. My formative years, shaped by the presence of a strong, resilient woman who fearlessly confronted life's challenges, have infused me with a profound feminine energy. While the full extent of this influence is a tale for another time, it's truly remarkable how even a seemingly straightforward act like capturing this woman's essence resonates deeply with my own inner experiences.

In today's world, I find boundless inspiration in witnessing the remarkable strides women are taking—forging their own paths with unwavering determination and self-possession. As traditional gender roles struggle to adapt to these evolving narratives, women are breaking barriers, challenging conventions, and embracing their agency. This woman's purposeful stride epitomizes this empowering movement, and her presence resonates profoundly with me.

On a more personal note, whether I'm immersed in the realm of still life or portraiture, my art consistently unveils a fragment of my inner world. This ethereal portrait of the woman subtly reflects the tapestry of my own dreams, inviting discerning collectors to explore the intricate interplay of emotion and meaning it encapsulates. It represents a valuable addition to any art collection, offering a profound glimpse into the complex dynamics of dreams and reality.

Title: A Golden Passage
Series: Passenger
Year created: 2019
Print Size: 72 x 57.6 in - 182.8 x 146.3 cm
Medium: Photography
Media: Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
(AP not for sale)

Prints are titled, dated, numbered, and signed on verso.
Certificate of authenticity will be provided.

For inquiries, please contact me at:

Email: marco@ma9.co
Tel: 347.772.9370 in New York City