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In June 2008 I began to photograph friends and people that I would
meet around my home in Brooklyn, NY.

I wanted to record interesting people, show their style, and check
out what trends were developing. I wanted to capture the ways in which
people adapt to the cultural influences around them.

It was easy to set up the shoots and interviews at my home -
specifically in my backyard.

Soon I grew out of my garden and I started photographing the subjects’
own spaces and surroundings. This enabled me to expand, getting more
in-depth with each subject.

In this project I found the perfect marriage between my passions for
image-making and for celebrating individuality.

I ask each person a series of questions – where they’re from,
where they’re going, and what they’re into-and whether I am close to
home or traveling the world, I never tire of seeking out interesting
people.

Hope you enjoy the work.

Bill