Artist Statement

Last summer I began to take pictures on my street, which is one block long. I quickly accumulated many images that revealed the effect of light on objects I had looked at many times but not really seen before. Through the lens, familiar images such as fences, fire hydrants or telephone poles became -- up close -- different worlds.

The textures and colors of rust and paint made things seem strange, oddly exotic. When gazing intensely at some part of my street, I often felt I could be anywhere in the world. If I were dreaming of Italy or thinking about Afghanistan, I found them there, in the frame of my camera .