Photographing the vernacular landscape of Reno, Nevada.
"A sense of place is a unique collection of qualities and characteristics – visual, cultural, social, and environmental – that provide meaning to a location. Sense of place is what makes one city or town different from another, but sense of place is also what makes our physical surroundings worth caring about." – Edward T. McMahon
My work explores what I consider largely overlooked and undervalued forms of architecture in Reno, Nevada. Places that provide a contribution to our collective culture and heritage and tell an essential story of struggle and sustainability. The project is ongoing with the purpose of documenting and recording iconic views of Reno for preservation and study. The work celebrates the iconography of each structure, while addressing economic issues such as the great recession, housing collapse, and current boom of revitalization and development.
© 2010 - current