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To be a local is to know an a place in a special way. Our concept of a local is a combination of what is actually there - and the mental map we create of the places we frequent within it. It's this combination, coupled with our experiences of the place, that shape our perception of it.

This series depicts scenes familiar to locals in the area, though not necessarily those that immediately come to mind. They are paradoxically important, yet not especially memorable, unless one knows a place well. They are in many ways landscape elements of the built environment, setting the tone and tenor of the area. All subjects are visible from the street, sidewalk, or highway. And all are intended to illicit memories in the viewer of a particular place and time.