It took me a while to figure out what my photographic ‘style’ is, but in the past six months or so I think I’ve settled on a particular visual language that makes sense for me. In contrast to the wide-ranging and rather aimless fiddling that I did with my camera the first few years I had it
, these days I find myself looking for some very specific qualities: elevation views
, people in profile
, perpendicular geometry
, and flattened space
This picture, taken last month in Lyon, France, is a good example; its subject matter is mundane to be sure, but the powerfully straight line of that back wall, along with the iconically silhouetted bicyclist, gives me a serenely satisfying feeling. The world reduced to a layout.