As I began to debate on what topic I might choose to shot for this project I came to the conclusion that the sidewalk would be perfect. At some point in everyday, we the people come to see the filth and defacing of our city sidewalks. For the majority of us we feel that it is dirty and smells most of the time. The question here is, is there beauty in all of this trash? I began to see patterns, color, and intricate designs among all of this. Each segmented square has its own unique attributes that adds character to a cement world. For me, I feel that it creates its own art. The spreading of gum never endlessly can never be the same. Paint spills, graffiti, bird crap, worn down concrete engravings, the list goes on and helps create every square, rectangle and the circle sidewalks' own persona. The incorporation of color into my final prints establishes the beauty of the sidewalk, which we know as being grimy.
In recent thoughts, I have determined that each image will be incorporated from the path of the streets and how they intersect one another. Each image will have its own unique quality and will vary in subject with one common theme and thus be titled "The Sidewalk Series." Every photograph will be able to represent itself.
The Sidewalk was shot on the Canon 40D and 5D due to its economic usability and capability of capturing an immense range of shots. Setting for the camera stay consistent through out the series, focal length, and depth of field. This is the link between each individual image creating an extensive and diverse cohesive aesthetic throughout the series.