I feel the urge to talk with everyone, to overcome feelings of disconnectedness to our crowded inward facing civilization. And when I strike up a conversation in passing, I am always pleasantly surprised by the incredible people I meet.
These are the people we all meet in passing. Most of the time we choose not to say hello. As a former newspaper photographer I am drawn in many ways towards people that are not experiencing an extreme: tragedy, or a victory. But rather compelling personalities that reflect the everyday nature of Americans living in the bulk of the bell curve. This is where we spend most of our lives. Not acting for the sake of attention, people who should be photographed to record our simple everyday lives. Without a trace of either irony or judgement; a celebration of the mundane, but not at all ordinary.
Inspired by the works for Joel Meyerowitz, (A Summer’s Day and St. Louis), and Bert Teunissen’s ‘Domestic Landscapes’ and of course Robert Frank's 'The Americans'