This series was originally inspired by my commute home to NE Minneapolis, more specifically, the care-worn sites of heavy processing and antiquated shipping industry minutes away from the freeway. In the midst of what might be construed as an isolated, cold or even lifeless environment, I saw personality. My interest turned to focusing on the nuanced individuality of the industrial landscape. Being first attracted to the aesthetics of modern ruins, I began making photographs rooted in formalism. However, I’ve found that beyond documenting the beauty of these spaces, the photographs have cultural relevance — relaying current political and socioeconomic states. My attention to formalism remains — interested in the implications of absence of human presence and in the patterns of the discarded, displaced, and overlooked.