It is hard to drive any stretch of Truman Road and not recognize the mark that the automobile has left on this thoroughfare. Having grown up just a few blocks south of Truman Road, I spent countless hours of my youth staring out the window of my parent's car at the used car lots, junk yards, and repair shops.
While there is no shortage today of automotive related business along Truman Road, the corridor is slowly changing. Over the last two years I have been documenting the connections between Truman Road and the automobile.
As far back as I can remember I have always been fascinated with architecture, and man made landscapes. Throughout the midwest there is no shortage of unique spaces. Unfortunately these spaces are often ignored, and neglected.
Much of what defined the midwest and its spaces are slowing slipping away, to modernization and neglect. While in some places there is a vast amount of architecture being saved and repurposed, there is an equal amount that is slowly fading away. Lost Lands is a vernacular of midwest topographics.
Passing Me By
My family has been a part of Northeast Kansas City since the 1950s, when both sets of my grandparents moved there and raised their children. Today my maternal grandparents, and my mother still call the area home.
When I was a teenager, I spent the weekends with my mom who lived in the area exploring the neighborhoods on my skateboard carrying my trusty Pentax K1000 camera. For over the last 20 years, I have been photographing the people and the spaces of the Northeast Side.
Northeast is one of Kansas CIty's oldest residential areas, and is arguably the most culturally and economically diverse areas of the city. The area has undergone a tremendous amount of change in the last two decades when I began photographing there.
Most days over my lunch break I venture away from desk job and wander downtown Kansas City with my camera. This is a collection of photos I have created of the citizens of Kansas City over the last several years.