On Combining Photographic Subjects

I photograph places, or I photograph people. I rarely photograph both.  

When I'm shooting places, the people tend to be inconsequential. When I'm shooting people, the places seem secondary. Bokeh and motion blur define my early work; my portraits have distinctive style because of my subjects, to the exclusion of their backgrounds. But as my work improves and my creative focus shifts from the inside of concert halls to include the streets outside them, I am learning that often people are anchored to and inseparable from their environments. I am interested in the places that define the events that take place and people who in them. My First series of photo zines, called "these are faces", are portraits of people in their places. They are also portraits of places with their inhabitants. Wherever there are people, there are faces.