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    Down These Mean Streets examines fear and the abandonment of America’s inner cities. Photographing only at night with a large format view camera, I work in a set routine by walking between the airport and central business district of each city I photograph. America has turned its back on cities as years of neglect have left our cities with limited resources to repair themselves and neighborhoods to crumble with no local economy, a public education system that barely meets requirements, a low income housing nightmare, as violence and drugs reign making survival a number one priority. America is at a crossroads as we struggle to escape the wrath of The Great Recession, laying off teachers and firefighters at an alarming rate in order to balance city budgets, still at war and searching for our place in a changing global economy. By addressing the loss and despair that prevail in our urban communities my aim is to reveal a modern portrait of the American inner city as problems and issues cannot be solved if they are not first identified. We must look inward at ourselves.

  • Rubble, Detroit, 2009
    Rubble, Detroit, 2009
  • Burned Car, Los Angeles, 2009
    Burned Car, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Purse, San Francisco, 2010
    Purse, San Francisco, 2010
  • Condos, Chicago, 2008
    Condos, Chicago, 2008
  • Satellite Dish, Detroit, 2009
    Satellite Dish, Detroit, 2009
  • Foreclosed Homes, Detroit, 2009
    Foreclosed Homes, Detroit, 2009
  • Bench, Queens, 2008
    Bench, Queens, 2008
  • Couch, San Francisco, 2010
    Couch, San Francisco, 2010
  • Gutter, Philadelphia, 2009
    Gutter, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Brewster Projects, Detroit, 2009
    Brewster Projects, Detroit, 2009
  • Tony, San Francisco, 2010
    Tony, San Francisco, 2010
  • Skid Row, Los Angeles, 2009
    Skid Row, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Crips, Atlantic City, 2008
    Crips, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Power Plant, Philadelphia, 2008
    Power Plant, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Mark, Atlantic City, 2008
    Mark, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Bullet Hole, Atlantic City, 2008
    Bullet Hole, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Memorial, Philadelphia, 2009
    Memorial, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Checks Cashed, Los Angeles, 2009
    Checks Cashed, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Gold, Atlantic City, 2008
    Gold, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Home Delivery, Los Angeles, 2009
    Home Delivery, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Someplace Else, Detroit, 2009
    Someplace Else, Detroit, 2009
  • Sammy, Atlantic City, 2008
    Sammy, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Unsafe Area, San Francisco, 2010
    Unsafe Area, San Francisco, 2010
  • Holiday Liquor, Los Angeles, 2009
    Holiday Liquor, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Cigarettes, Philadelphia, 2009
    Cigarettes, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Silas And Amber, San Francisco, 2010
    Silas And Amber, San Francisco, 2010
  • 99 Cent Depot, San Francisco, 2010
    99 Cent Depot, San Francisco, 2010
  • Wheelchair, Los Angeles, 2009
    Wheelchair, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Do Not Enter, Queens, 2008
    Do Not Enter, Queens, 2008
  • Pants, Los Angeles, 2009
    Pants, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Shopping Cart, Philadelphia, 2009
    Shopping Cart, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Valerie, Atlantic City, 2008
    Valerie, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Back Door, Queens, 2008
    Back Door, Queens, 2008
  • The Forum, Philadelphia, 2008
    The Forum, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Swastika, Los Angeles, 2009
    Swastika, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Douglass Projects, Detroit, 2009
    Douglass Projects, Detroit, 2009
  • Dust Cover, Queens, 2008
    Dust Cover, Queens, 2008
  • Boarded Up House, Chicago, 2008
    Boarded Up House, Chicago, 2008
  • Homeless Under The Packer, Chicago, 2008
    Homeless Under The Packer, Chicago, 2008
  • Factory, Detroit, 2009
    Factory, Detroit, 2009
  • Warehouse, Los Angeles, 2009
    Warehouse, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Not So Fast You Greedy Bastards, Philadelphia, 2008
    Not So Fast You Greedy Bastards, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Parking Lot, Los Angeles, 2009
    Parking Lot, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Woodward Street, Philadelphia, 2008
    Woodward Street, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Truck, Los Angeles, 2009
    Truck, Los Angeles, 2009
  • The City, Chicago, 2008
    The City, Chicago, 2008
  • Picket Fence, Queens, 2008
    Picket Fence, Queens, 2008
  • Door, Philadelphia, 2008
    Door, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Mobile Home, San Francisco, 2010
    Mobile Home, San Francisco, 2010
  • Mattress, Philadelphia, 2009
    Mattress, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Tires In Lot, Detroit, 2009
    Tires In Lot, Detroit, 2009
  • Fence, Brooklyn, 2008
    Fence, Brooklyn, 2008
  • 291, Detroit, 2009
    291, Detroit, 2009
  • Lot, Atlantic City, 2008
    Lot, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Liquor Store, Los Angeles, 2009
    Liquor Store, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Telephone Booth, Philadelphia, 2009
    Telephone Booth, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Brick Wall, Philadelphia, 2009
    Brick Wall, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Nails, Chicago, 2008
    Nails, Chicago, 2008
  • Mike, Atlantic City, 2008
    Mike, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Stoop, Philadelphia, 2009
    Stoop, Philadelphia, 2009
  • Under The Subway, Queens, 2008
    Under The Subway, Queens, 2008
  • Suicide, Atlantic City, 2008
    Suicide, Atlantic City, 2008
  • We Buy Gold, Philadelphia, 2008
    We Buy Gold, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Bags In Barb Wire, Los Angeles, 2009
    Bags In Barb Wire, Los Angeles, 2009
  • Row House Garages, Chicago, 2008
    Row House Garages, Chicago, 2008
  • Parking Lot Poles, Philadelphia, 2008
    Parking Lot Poles, Philadelphia, 2008
  • Path, Atlantic City, 2008
    Path, Atlantic City, 2008
  • Trash, Philadelphia, 2009
    Trash, Philadelphia, 2009
  • The American Spirit, Queens, 2008
    The American Spirit, Queens, 2008
  • Freedom Lights The Way, Los Angeles, 2009
    Freedom Lights The Way, Los Angeles, 2009
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