When I am between assignments, I wander with my camera.
I took these 5 photographs this afternoon in Bremerton, Washington. They are of the environment around a discount shopping mall. It has a Value Village, a second-hand store based in the Pacific Northwest. The old Dollar Store is now vacant. Another huge retail space, former home of Stupid Prices, sits empty. A Grocery Outlet thrives.
When I get tired of looking at depressing urban environments, I look at trees. When I get tired of looking at trees, I look at people. When I get tired of people, I look at water. I never get tired of looking. That was one of the things I found so re-assuring when I discovered Walker Evans and William Eggleston: neither man seems/ed to get tired of looking at the world.