Mexico City, Puebla and Cholula:
These pieces demonstrate the graceful intimacy that we can detect only in solitude. I took these photographs during my second visit to Mexico, where this time I felt more like a visiting guest than a tourist. I soon felt the strange comfort of being the foreigner. I became interested in imagery overlooked by tourists; the small, perhaps ignored, details of a location unfamiliar to me seemed to offer a sense of familiarity, and has henceforth driven me to illustrate the beauty of what we can see in the absence of human activity. I have carried this interest into my other work as well. This series, “Ausencia” or “Absence”, asks us to see the virtues of our surroundings. If we are able to do that with the familiar, we can use it to understand and appreciate the unfamiliar.