Lima, Peru (2014)
I lived in Lima, Peru for two years, in a historic and bohemian district of the city called Barranco. The neighborhood was filled with nightclubs, shops, and cafés. The streets were always busy, and I never tired of exploring the neighborhood. It wasn’t unusual to find shoppers looking for the mundane—anything from Tupperware to sneakers—at all hours of the night. I love the bright colors of the plastic tubs and buckets captured in the photograph.
I have always been drawn to storytelling as a means of exploring and illuminating the human condition. My artistic life began with writing short stories, but I found myself moving toward flash fiction and poetry as I strove to distill narratives to their bare and essential essence. It seems that photography was the next logical step in that process. I have a particular fondness for realism, with all its strange and stark beauty.