I’ve always believed that beautiful images can come from scenes that we walk by every day but never really look at. Whenever I leave home to go shooting, there’s something different about how I “see” the world around me. Looking through my camera’s viewfinder changes my perspective somehow and though I’m not exactly sure what causes this, I’m fairly certain that I’m not alone.
Take these three images from my “Sugar Land” collection for example. Sugar Land is a relatively small suburb located about 25 miles southwest of Houston. It’s a diverse community made up of ordinary folks from all over the world who are living, working and raising their families here in southeast Texas. It’s also an extraordinary community of people that have come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike to help each other rebuild their homes and their lives. Of all the places I’ve lived in my half century, this is the one I’m most proud to call home.