Los Angeles Vegetation (2014)
This photographic series, shot on medium format, color film, documents debris found on the streets of my Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood. Aside from palm trees, the city's main form of vegetation seems to be abandoned mattresses, decaying metal, and tattered couches...sprouting up seemingly overnight. By turning my camera to street debris, I imbue each discarded item with newfound visual importance and beauty. The forgotten, "ugly" subject is reborn in a new light.