Prospect Park 02.11.2010 by Todd Matarazzo
Off-Leash is a series of landscape images taken by Todd Matarazzo in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Matarazzo says, "I am often overwhelmed by the chaos in the streets and tall buildings that surround me in the city, and off-leash hours in Prospect Park provide a rare moment of peace and quiet for me and my dogs. All the pictures were taken during the early morning hours when dogs are allowed off-leash. My dogs and I have rarely missed a morning in the ten years I lived in the city. Most people are unaware that this takes place every day in Prospect Park and Central Park and that New York City is a wonderful place for dogs. I hope my images help other communities throughout the country to adopt off-leash hours so our urban four-legged friends everywhere can enjoy the same fun and freedom."