During summer-break after my first semester in graduate school, I made a fine art book project on the same neighborhood I grew up in as a teen – San Marco, in Jacksonville, Florida. There are two ways to view this project. Either in its original book form as a PDF
or as presented below.
Introduction excerpt from book:
Chasing the Light, Summer In San Marco is a fine art photography book on the riverside community of San Marco, Florida. This collection of images is also a rediscovery of the same neighborhood that 30 years earlier helped fuel my love for photography.
The original idea for this project happened by chance. After my first semester of graduate school (MFA in Photography) I had the opportunity to condo-sit in the same neighborhood where I spent my teen years (age 13-19). This opportunity afforded me the time to shoot whatever I wanted for three months. It was as if the project presented itself. I knew that simply wandering and photographing this place was going to be a big part of my summer, so I decided to organize a project around it. As I now prepare to publish my first Blurb book, almost two years later, it is evident to me that this was a magical time. A time that excited my senses and made me feel alive.
The intent for this project is twofold. First as a project of self-discovery and second as a nostalgic document of San Marco from an earlier time. As a project of self-discovery...