My work explores the cultural implications of the human impact on the natural landscape. 

I began the series, "Dream Deferred: America in Transition," in 2008 when the last Great Recession hit. Not only had inner cities been affected by urban blight, but suddenly suburban towns across the country were hit by the worst economic downturn the country had seen in decades. Stand-alone storefronts were being shuttered, with no alternative use for most buildings. Malls and shopping centers went begging as traffic dropped and tenants left. Neighborhoods, and, sometimes, entire towns were impacted in a way I had never seen in my lifetime.

Over the last thirteen years I have continued photographing through a recession and so-called economic recovery that helped the stock market rise to new levels but did not have a discernible benefit felt on the ground in neighborhoods across this country. And now, with a global pandemic upon our shores and the United States de-emphasizing the impact that climate change is having on our environment, we are on a collision-course to who knows where and we don’t know when it will end. But one thing I do know is our sense of well-being, our lives, our neighborhoods and our natural landscape, will be forever changed unless we do something about it.

In my work overall, I hope to convey the sense of unease and desolation that results from living in communities where disregard for the environment and infrastructure, on many levels, is prevalent. I want to challenge the idea that we Americans have always had, of living in a country that is always progressing, ever expanding toward the greater good of not only our country but the world. What I see before me, and relayed in my photographs, tells a different story.