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About America (2012-2020)

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Seattle, 2019

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Fenway Park, 2014

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New York City, 2014

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Portland, 2020

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San Francisco, 2014

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Times Square, 2012

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New Orleans, 2016

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Cleveland, 2016

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Boston, 2014

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Portland, 2020

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Chicago, 2015

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Oregon Coast, 2015

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Coney Island, 2012

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San Francisco, 2013

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Old Faithful, 2016

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Upstate New York, 2012

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Washington State, 2019

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Los Angeles, 2020

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Hudson Yards, 2018

Photography series, 2012-2020. 35mm black and white film shot with a Leica M6.

This gallery features a rotating portfolio of images from an extensive archive; it was last updated in August 2021.

...continue through the neon circus, now that dusk is falling, we will exit & return to a different world, one which we did not leave, but we must leave behind...

It can be funny how the passage of time can change how one looks at a photograph, or a series of photographs. These things we make, these slivers of time and space we steal forever, somehow still lack a complete sense of permanence. Like the photograph itself & what the full-frame excludes, our relationship to its content becomes subjective to time.

As I look back on this series now, I choose to show the times I would endeavor to create a portrait that was as much of the scene as its subject. It is both that these people interact with these places & how they are interacting. I feel at this time & point, the definition of being an 'American' is as fraught as ever, making the act of defining America in photographs very much about the relationship between the people & the place.

Some of these are friends, some of these are strangers, but it's this particular gallery as a whole that seems to be more about this iteration of the project, which I suppose is more akin to the idea of a society than anything.

—cs, 08/2021