21 imagesThe Front Range is a vertical strip of land that stretches from southeast Wyoming down to south-central Colorado. The narrow swath follows the longitudinal conjunction of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains. The Front Range is literally where horizontal meets vertical. I live in Boulder, CO, which is located near the center of the metropolitan region. The Front Rangers is my long-term series of work commenting on the lives of those who live here. Specifically, I went to document residents at play at various, festivals, events, destinations, and even natural disasters.
30 imagesThe stage is Whole Foods Market Pearl Street in Boulder, Colorado, USA. A long-term project stretching from 2012 to present, I use my iPhone to form a visual commentary as well as a permanent record about the world within and around the four walls of my workplace. Pearl Street is the flagship store of the Rocky Mountain region and it employs an ever-changing battalion of around 450 people at any one time. For some, working at the grocery store marks their first steps into the world of employment and adulthood, for others, life at Pearl Street entails a professional winding down of sorts prior to retirement. Yet still, there are those who make a career out of food retailing - aspiring to climb as high as they can up the Whole Foods corporate ladder, and there are also those hired on who simply need a full-time paycheck with medical benefits. To this end, my work is a social documentary snapshot on the lives of those who feed, all within a 75,000 square foot microcosm of modern American life – the grocery store.
10 imagesShahjahanabad, or Old Delhi, is an ancient walled city located within the boundaries of the greater Indian capital of New Delhi. Built in 1639 by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Jahan also constructed the Taj Mahal in Agra. At the peak of Jahan’s reign, Shahjahanabad was filled with nobles and members of the ruling class; presently, Old Delhi is home to mostly low-income workers and laborers surviving amidst ever-deteriorating infrastructure and buildings. While much of capital state’s economy now revolves around Lutyens’ built British New Delhi and purpose-built financial satellite cities such as Gurgaon, Old Delhi still remains a vital economic engine, especially in the realm of wholesale trade.