It's where I live, and where I make most of my images. I shoot with a Nikon F3, and 98% of what I do is silver process. I shoot available light only, partly due to a lifetime of bad flash pictures on crummy C41, and partly because I don't know how to use a non-auto flash. As a result I've only shot 3 rolls of ISO100; everything else is 400+. I've only been shooting for real on film for a year. I learned on a K1000 in high school, and have shot film in many classes since then, but didn't think of myself as a photographer. Demographic labels... I make pictures of inanities. I perceive lines and edges more than I do colors or textures; I'm a draftsman more than a painter. My aim is to make stark, journalistic, hyper-factual images of things nobody notices because they are everywhere, because there are beautiful lines and forms in every thing and place. I aspire to be a street photographer, but I am shy with people I have no connection with and am simultaneously extroverted, so it matters what people think of me. It makes it very hard to confront someone confidently with a camera. I worry about the death of film, and engage in its use partially as a connection to a time before mine, because I have never felt properly tied to my age, as if I were born 10 years too late. I love old things, especially tools and mechanical devices, but I also rely on my iPhone because I am a child of my generation, no matter how out of place I feel. I love being connected to the shared information resource and consciousness of humanity; I like to feel connected to my surroundings, and the Internet is part of my personal geography. I see photography as recording that which surrounds me thereby creating things to add to that environment, but it makes me feel dishonest to stage things. I never move anything in the compositions I make images of; I perceive, I observe, I document, and I move on.