worksongs : photography
06/04/06 — North of Division

Buffalo resident Jesse, taken at his house on Adams Street, one of the harder hit areas of the city's East side. We started talking after he noticed me poking around an abandoned school across the street. We spoke to one another through the fence that surrounds his property. Most of our conversation involved problems facing the neighbourhood, the time he used to spend working inside a feeder plant for General Motors, and fishing.

I know it's a little on the busy side, but I'm really happy with the way this one turned out. In terms of composition and subject matter, it incorporates a lot of elements that have interested me in the past year or so.