THINGS ARE NEVER WHAT THEY SEEM
While traversing the country by train, in 2013, in search of old diners, motels, and fading remnants of Americana, I began meeting the people who lived and worked in the surrounding neighborhoods. Many were low-income communities in the Rust Belt region, still feeling the effects of deindustrialization. I felt it was important to share these people's stories, and began my ongoing documentary project. Every summer I go back to the Midwest to capture the facets of life, in what was once small-town America.