When the big old sun finally slides into the darkness of night, the lights of San Angelo beckon the wicked like flies to a pot of neon honey. In this book you will discover a collection of postcard-like snapshots, where good citizens are caught up in the daily grind and bad things just happen.
I seek to capture in my work the mundane darkness of urban decay along with its grunge that creeps just out of sight of our well-ordered consumer lives. I especially love B&W photography, as I feel it transcends the momentary Maya-like illusion of colour, instead revealing a world wrought from the hidden play of shadows and light. I suppose, I’m drawn toward the lighting techniques of Film Noir and its associated literature because it aligns with my own jaded cynicism towards many of society’s consumerist values and its institutions.
Urban Noir Published July 07, 2013