Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Overland Park, KS (II)

Library
Library, Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS
Library Car Park, Overland Park, KS


United/Exit, Thrift Store, KS
United/Exit, Thrift Store, Overland Park, KS

Monday, February 15, 2010

Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS

Recently I was surprised to find out that Overland Park, where I live, has been consistently ranked in the top 10 best cities to live in the United States, by CNN/Money magazine. Additionally, the city was ranked one of the ‘best places to raise your kids’ and also ranked 3rd for ‘America’s 10 best places to grow up’. As a photographer this news comes as an inspiration and something of a shock to me and I have decided to explore what it is that gives Overland Park this status. These images were made before I discovered this information and I am looking forward to exploring it further.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

President

President



President



President



Grand Canyon, AZ






Thrift Store, KS


Each United States President has become a kind of historical marker, defining a time, both historically and culturally. As an outsider, from England, I have found it deeply compelling to see these powerful leading figures surface again from history, often unexpectedly and juxtaposed against the chaotic mosaic of present day life. In my continuing search to orientate myself within American culture, I have felt when photographing these sudden Presidential appearances, like I am somehow retrieving the memories from an Amnesiac.

My intention with this new series is to eventually have a record photographically of every American president and giving myself a psychic history lesson in the process.

I will post on this blog further encounters as they occur.