We Waited So Long For Him. Vancouver, WA 2015
Some of the film I shot recently was over 12 years expired, and found sweating away in freezer bags in the sun among piles of odds and ends at the flea market. I wasn't sure if anything was going to come out on the film at all, so I decided to to have some fun and run the rolls through plastic cameras and then cross process. The first batch came back, and from the c-prints, it looks like the film still works. Time to shoot some more.
Stains Don't Come Out. Midtown. San Jose, CA 2016
Over and Over and Over Again. Fresno, CA 2013
Flat. Monterey Highway. Gilroy, CA 2015
The Things That Aren't Right. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
Room With a View. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
Dry Spell. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
Moving On. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
Expressionless. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
Stone Temple Pilots. San Jose, CA 2014
Friday March 4th at Seeing Things Gallery I kick off a new solo show, Monterey Highway. I also have a book I am releasing at the show.
Taken over the last year, these photos document walks down a 30 mile stretch of road called Monterey Highway. Once the main connector between San Jose and the southern most cities within Santa Clara County, Monterey Highway is now in a state of purgatory. Sections of local motels, grand neon signage and empty storefronts give way to new, sprawling housing developments, big box stores and more. The residents who call this stretch of Silicon Valley home reflect back the change that is taking place.
With just a camera in hand, I set out to capture the spirit and identity of this road, and its place in the ever shifting landscape of Silicon Valley.
Come check it out!
Sea Shells. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2015
Batphone. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2016
Lost in my Words. Alviso Slough. San Jose, CA 2014
Childhood. Willow Glen. San Jose, CA 2015
Too Bright to See. Monterey Highway. San Jose, CA 2014
The Midas Touch. San Jose, CA 2015
Limited Time. Alviso Slough. San Jose, CA 2014