Friends / Strangers

Digital Print Series

Project Statement (2015)

For this project, we were asked to first photograph a classmate, and then photograph many different strangers.

The first two images of my classmate were taken in the Bluff View Art District, a very beautiful place in Chattanooga. I took many photographs of strangers--including the dark-haired woman in the third image, at the Chattanooga Unite Concert, which was a benefit held for the fallen military members of the July 16th tragedy. The final image was taken in an alleyway near Coolidge Park, which has become a popular spot for local chalk artists to exhibit their skills.

Each of these settings are special to me and to Chattanooga, my home town.