In Context

The image in the series In Context were the first photographs I shot in Vancouver.  As I explored the streets with my camera, I grew more comfortable in the space of the city and became interested in what psychologists call contiguity- the idea that we form associations to objects simply because they are next to something we know. It seemed to me that my photographs of the familiar gestures of strangers, carrying coffee cups and striding toward bus stops, had facilitated a connection to the corners and alleys where the images took place. When I look at these photographs now, I see them as entry points, the beginning of my effort to define a relationship to the place I call home.