During the early 1980s, photographer Christine Osinski relocated to Staten Island from Manhattan. She resided there for 16 years with her husband, soaking up scenery and capturing the ordinary beauty of the borough with her camera. A set of black and white photos taken in 1983 and 1984—which Osinski says she took because she "really liked all of the crazy people and places"—are on display through Jul. 3 at the Sasha Wolf Gallery (70 Orchard St.).
Though the images are 30 years old at the most, Osinski's decision to capture them in black and white makes them seem much older. Furthermore, the photos are very calming, as Osinkski has frozen peaceful moments of 1980s life; a period just before John Hughes took over the world.