"Yes, this is important to me for a couple of reasons. I’m not very interested in making portraits because the personal way in which we relate to the human face complicates the structural approach I am taking towards visualizing broader societal issues. The story of an individual person can be very moving but often fails to communicate underlying systemic complexities. Architecture, to me, exists somewhere between the human scale and the wider geographical and temporal scale. Buildings out-live us and have a mnemonic presence. They reflect human psychology. When people appear in the images, they are often archetypical; construction workers, building buildings that they can not afford to live in, or white-collar workers moving in and out of a building’s plaza, like the ones you would see in advertisements for condo buildings. They take on a kind of anonymous personhood."

In conversation with Daniel Shea