Blindsided portrays moments of hope, cynicism and illusion amidst the city. As the environment of a metropolis presents heightened opportunity, it’s not unusual to become intoxicated with aspirations; blindsided by the fundamental truths of solitude and its graces, including subversion.
When I first moved to New York from Vermont I drove down in a red pickup truck with my dad. I was moving in to my first apartment with unknown roommates from craigslist that night. On the way down I got a call from an icon asking if I could make a photo shoot / trial / interview the next morning on the Upper West Side. I had never ridden the subway by myself.
I got the job. My roommates weren’t crazy. I had a life in New York. I was a "success" story. Yet the photographs made during these first years of city life revealed a dark, unexpected experience.