I am from the great industrial city Detroit Michigan.
At 18 I bought a Pentax K 1000 film camera and set up a make shift studio in my bedroom. I found I was drawn to inanimate objects, but not encouraged in this style of photography, I put it away.
I found it again later, and understood that it was less documentary and more need for an unmoored expression. Because of this photography is more representative of painting to me.
I see it as an expression of an inner directive. A guide of sorts that asks that you don't interfere with your politics or commentary. No outside assistance required. I see it as this message--untainted looking for safe passage into the world.
With this delicacy comes infiltration at times. I hope I hope for more safe passage.