hundred wunders started out as a digital scrapbook...
...an interesting way to document my travels and a nice place to visit on a rainy day.
Over the years, I've been invited to write for travel websites, such as
...spent a lot of hours wandering...
and exploring myriad iterative uses of the
many photographs I've taken over the years.
In 2016, I launched the brand:
hundred wunders streetware
Architecture is the focus of my photography. Absorbed by its shapes, textures and patterns, I see beauty in grit and even decay. I am fascinated by the role of buildings as placeholders for history; the story of a typical old building, unlike a monument, is not written on a plaque at the entrance - it must be pieced together, from archival evidence and anecdotes.
In my pictures, people are conspicuously absent. This is both practical (to avoid publishing images of strangers without their consent) and philosophical. The passage of people is implied by the existence of the environments they have created.
In the architecture clothing collection, the usual practice of photographing people against the background of their environment is flipped. In this wearable art, the people are the canvas and the background is the subject.