A few new images from the ongoing series, Life in the Midwest.
Winters can be cold and gray here in the middle of the country but when the sun comes out, there's hope in the air. These new images represent moments when I left the house to follow the light and discovered things that I didn't know.
Interstate 64, the most recent photograph, was planned to be an Edward Ruscha, exaggerated perspective style image, until I started walking around the intersection. The traffic light jutting up into space immediately got my attention. To the left of the image, a single street sign shines against a near black simple background. The pattern of pillars ends with the silhouette of a person standing on the median, looking like he's holding a protest sign. Finally, the confusing compilation of signs on the right adds to the rhythm of this photograph. I drive by this location daily and was sure I knew how I was going to capture it, until I just stood there for a while and observed the story I wanted to tell.