Industrial Romance is series of images related to the essence of memory. It is based on photographs I've taken in New York City, where I had spent a great deal of my design and artistic career. Now that I live away from the city, I have new perspectives of my frequent visits. This series of images is my visualization of the essence of the impressions of my life there. There is a sleek industry as well as a gritty under layer that makes up my visual memory of NYC. Beneath those memories are impressions that are hard to define. I call these essences, much like a smell we can't define might trigger a memory from long ago.
The form of these images express the fast paced speed of my daily life there, as I quickly passed by things only to absorb the essence of what just passed. The form also is a metaphor for how my memories have filtered out the noise and insignificant details and left me with a certain romantic impression of my experiences.