On Thanksgiving Day, photographer Lucia Buricelli made a list of everything she could think of related to Christmas trees. For a week, she walked from 14th Street and First Avenue up to Midtown and back each day, taking pictures of people selling trees in the middle of busy sidewalks. She visited a Christmas tree farm upstate, where she found an unexpected Santa Claus posing for pictures with children who had been dragged along by their parents. She went to Soho Trees in Manhattan, a place that sells real trees, and to Christmas stores in Little Italy and on Seventh Avenue. “The huge amount of completely useless stuff reminded me,” she says, “that there are moments when it is nice to take a break.”
Lucia Buricelli is a photographer and photo editor from Venice, Italy working in New York City. Her work on puppetry was recently featured in Newest York.