Beginning a ‘Miscellaneous Stuff’ project

When I think about the sort of subjects I like to shoot, I’m naturally drawn to random everyday things: garbage, bicycles, houses, furniture, trees, water, hair, sunlight, shadows, cracks, graffiti, etc. In other words, miscellaneous stuff. People sometimes work their way into my work but I am mostly a street photographer minus the human beings. 

When I look at photographers that came before me, William Eggleston, Rinko Kawauchi, and Mike Slack are a few photographers who focus on everyday things, rather than human subjects. I like these photographers as they use miscellaneous things as a canvas to explore their creative vision and tell a story. I’m trying to do the same in my own way. 

I already have two projects that focus on things Eighty-Sixed in LA and Nothing with a Name. This new project is similar but is different due to the “miscellaneous” lens. The definition of miscellaneous is “consisting of members or elements of different kinds; of mixed character.” By trying to see the world as a collection of different kinds of things and mixed character, I hope to discover and explore those elements that I’d otherwise ignore.

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