Yes, it is a cliché to say that you can’t take the same photo twice. That is true. But I have been sorting through my archives and realizing how much has changed.
I shoot many of the same neighborhoods on a very regular basis and many of my photos illustrate just how much they have changed. And not necessarily for the better.
I am not sentimental about the past and I do not have wishes or dreams to return to another time or place. But I never intended on being a documentarian or a historian.
Alas, I have many photos that are rather like relics of the past now. So when I am out on the streets shooting these days I often end up shooting those buildings and businesses that look like they have a limited existence.
I actually started doing that more because I would like to avoid having big corporate logos and buildings that feel sterile and cold. So yes, without me intending to do so, I have started documenting that which is likely to change in the near future. At least I still have abstract photography to blur the lines!