In Made For You and Me, I’m documenting the range of human experiences that I witness in the parts of America I explore, evaluating the contrasts and similarities among our people and highlighting how different, or even absurd, our daily realities may seem to each other. I’m particularly interested in moments driven by factors related to race, class, geography, and cultural norms–and most especially the interplay of two or more of these factors together. In a time of identity politics, we often assume that one of these factors alone may be determinative. We, as Americans, are more complex than that. I envision this project unfolding for many years, as I continue to visit different regions of the country and explore my own backyard.
By using a black and white editorial style, the traditions of mid-Century straight photography, symbolism, and deliberate compositions, I’m building this story of division and commonality in a collection of images using street, portrait, and landscape photography.