Photography has historically been an effective vehicle for political and cultural change. Social media has connected us as never before, but has also made our lives more self-indulgent and complex. Information and images can now be shared across the globe in mere seconds, but do these digital files really communicate the intricacies of our daily lives? Can electronic devices really capture the history, grit and rich mosaic of life bursting at every moment in our cities?
My photography is in direct opposition to the ever-evolving digital reality in which we now live. It’s my way of finding calm from all of the pressures and demands on my daily life. I imagine what places could have been like during their quieter histories, or possibly their quieter futures. I believe that the complexity and true spirit of our cities are best portrayed in the analog. By examining our urban existence literally through the lens- and photo technology- of our past, I can expose our present. By removing the tethers of my devices, I can reconnect to my best self and see the real beauty of my personal urban jungle.
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