Even the most average of places possesses a unique quality. The subjects that I photograph in the every-day landscape are simple and often familiar. Photographer Josef Sudek described a similar interest in these subjects; “I believe that photography loves banal objects, and I love the life of objects.” The subjects and environments I photograph are found both indoors and outdoors, in both public and private places and are void of people even though the images are about people. The objects we choose to live with and how we arrange those things in our environments comments on our culture and way of life. They show what holds importance to us and what we regard as insignificant.
My work is about being able to see and notice things in our own environments. My subjects are found and often unaltered because I want the subjects to speak for them selves and for my viewers to think and question the context and reasons for what they see. The yards, landscapes, and interiors I photograph are familiar to many people, even though most of my subjects are drawn from my life; my home or familiar places. No matter how unique the subjects seem they do not appear out-of-place, especially to the people who placed them and arranged them. By photographing in this way, I hope that my viewers will look at their world and see details they have not noticed before, and reflect on their beauty and uniqueness.