In the summer of 2010, I came to know Dr. Leszek Allerhand of Zakopane, Poland, who survived three years of hiding as a hunted Jewish child in his home city of Lviv, Ukraine (formerly Lwów, Poland).  When I traveled for the first time to Lviv later that summer, I crisscrossed the city to visit dozens of sites where he had hidden, using a map that he himself had marked for me.  With his stories in my mind, I made a photograph at each location, using my 4x5 view camera to make images in a long, narrow format.  I created a band of selective focus at various angles through the middle of the frame—nearly perpendicular to the film plane—as an invitation to enter past and present as these co-mingle in receptive testimony. 
Kraków, 2011