For the past year, I have been capturing scenes of people at various bus stops in and around Central Pennsylvania. Some of these are powerful and heart-breaking. Others can be viewed as inspirational.
Street photography is an art form. Framing and the ability to capture these moments undetected has taken some time to perfect. Believe me, I have gotten more than my share of lumps from this. But I keep going back because I want to showcase not the plight of humans, but the unbreakable will that keeps people going.
I try to focus on emotion and real life moments at these bus stops…such as mothers caring for the children, or exhausted employees on their way home…
Everyday, I see something new.
It is my goal to be able to capture images of these unsuspecting people and then approach them to offer to pay for their bus fare. At this point, I cannot financially afford to do this. Perhaps in the near future I may be able to.
My camera is a Canon and the lens I primarily use is a 60mm. Keeps me far enough away so I am usually not noticed. I said “usually”…
My artist statement:
“My work explores the relationship between emerging personalities and urban spaces.
With influences as diverse as Zack Arias and Tim Sinclair, new synergies are synthesized from both mundane and transcendent meanings.
Ever since I was a pre-adolescent I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of the human condition. What starts out as contemplation soon becomes manipulated into a manifesto of distress, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the prospect of a new order.
As shifting forms become frozen through emergent and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a hymn to the darkness of our era.”