Life and Light in the City

I enjoy making abstracts and architectural imagery, but life in the city is what inspires and challenges me as a photographer. Whether I’m home or traveling, I hope to capture images that provide a sense of what life is like in that particular city or town. Though photographing people offers its own set of challenges, I still allow light to help me discover and make these photographs.

When I made photographs of this carnival ride, I wanted to capture something of the experience of riding it, without getting on the ride myself. To do this, I decided to take advantage of the shaft of light that was illuminating some of the ride and the carnie in charge of it.

My awareness of the light dictated my position along the safety ...

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