“I love photography because it forces me to look at the things I see every day in a new light. It’s a real opportunity to see something for the first time again. In choosing subjects and locations, it’s all friends and neighborhoods within walking distance. That’s how some of my biggest influences got started, including Matthias Heiderich, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Vivian Maier, and Arnold Newman. My favorite works of theirs are the ones where they turn a chance moment into some compelling art. That’s the skill I want to master.”