About the Work
These images bridge the gap between my artistic life as a photographer and my work life as a transportation planner. As a planner, I see streetcars taking people to work, school, and play. As an artist, I see a blur of lights and color as a train enters Park Street Station or a splash of color on a foggy San Francisco morning. I used a toy camera, with its random light leaks and uncertain focus, to transform the gritty reality of public transportation into a sleek and streamlined vision. The pictures that emerged show an urban life that is, at once, mysterious and familiar.