Sunday, June 24, 2012

Overland Park (continued) Peripheral Vision.


Shawnee, KS


Shawnee, KS


Untitled


Post Office


Lenexa, KS


Shawnee, KS


Shawnee, KS


Shawnee, KS

Lenexa, Olatha and Shawnee, KS

Continuing my on-going project in Overland Park, I thought it might be interesting to show this selection of photographs which were made (in most cases) accidentally, in the adjacent cities of Lenexa, Shawnee and Olatha. Over time I've discovered that without the careful consultation of local maps before my wanderings begin, the borderlines between these suburban Kansas City satellites can become blurred.

A portrait of a place is often a portrait of the self. The geographical restrictions which I have put on this project are purely a practice in photographic self discipline and focused meditation.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Scattered Self Part 4 (Finding Myself On The Road)

Self (Head Shrinker)
Self (Head Shrinker)

Self (Down the Hatch)


Self (Measuring Visual Acuity)
Self (Measuring Visual Acuity)


Self (with Neon,Crack & Feather)
Self (with Neon,Crack & Feather)


Self (Descending)


Self (Organic Waste)
Self (Organic Waste)


Self (Patient)
Self (Patient)

Self (with Fallen Flag)
Self (With fallen Flag)

These images continue my occasional series of self portraits called 'Scattered Self'.

To see more from this series with details, follow the links below.

Scattered Self 1
Scattered Self 2
Scattered Self 3

Friday, June 15, 2012

Overland Park (XVI)

Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS


Overland Park, KS

Here are more images from my ongoing project based in Overland Park KS.

My on-going project about Overland Park, KS has been my photographic playground since I moved here a few years ago and it has been the source of great inspiration and also personal insight. The "Over-Land Park" has become both a window and a mirror, where I have discovered as much about America as I have about myself and my photographic vision. It is where both place and self are slowly becoming one. The objective gravity of my original and now sober statement about this city is dissolving. This is something which leaves me enlightened and confused equally, every time I leave my home (or not) to photograph it.

Original Artists Statement:

Overland Park 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.

To see previous Overland Park posts (of which there are 16, with many other single images scattered throughout this blog) please use the 'search' at the top left of this page.

Overland Park