“ONLY Chicago” is a series of street photographs taken within the Chicago city limits over a period of more than two years.
Photography allows me to create art from the everyday and mundane. I try to explore new spaces with my camera, recording my observations about those places and creating a sense of order in the final image. For me, the everyday interaction of people with their surroundings creates endless opportunities to stop time with my camera, finding unique moments of joy in the simple, the random and the obscure.
The world of the street is one where strangers collide in random ways in front of the camera lens. I am fascinated with the idea of capturing an interesting moment, in a photographic image, from a split-second that would have been otherwise lost. These ephemeral moments continue to exist only because I was there.