Each step we take leaves a mark, in some manner. The traces left behind, whether destructive or healing, can be quite beautiful. I began collecting images in both established and growing cities in order to record the stories left behind. I often wonder about the journey an inanimate object has been on, or what events have taken place in a vacant space. I choose to use film over digital mediums, because I like the idea that this older technology pays tribute to the history of the city. As well, the grain of the film plays nicely with the textures my work I strive to show their simultaneous existence. Although I photograph in both digital and film, I am particularly bonded to my film work and it’s development through the darkroom process. My inspiration is found in the everyday things that most pass by without a second thought. These same inspirations carry over to my work in collage and in my paintings. The work I create has been concerned with human identity, sexuality, and the ideas of impermanency, which is that all things dissolve and die. We watch the human body go through the process of aging, weakening and deterioration, and then finally die. This truth whether we choose to acknowledge it or not is inevitable for all of us.