There is a Place concerns itself with the challenging aesthetics of a large city. This exploration is interspersed with images concentrating on simple interpretations of spaces and planes. My subject matter is Los Angeles, a vast multitude of cities and suburbs that connect uninterrupted across miles and miles of land; each neighborhood defined by its individual characteristics. The work offsets the disparities and contradictions of urban culture by juxtaposing them with images of light, color and lines as a visual departure to the dividing force of city life. Different from the gestural qualities of the photographic line studies in my previous projects, these images lean on detail-oriented compositions of structures and surfaces. The street scenes and urban landscapes are found along many road trips across Los Angeles as I traverse the sprawling cityscape. Explorations of the city’s diversity are juxtaposed with images of stillness as if the diverging flow comes to a unifying pause.

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