Signs play an integral part of the fabric of society. They communicate a thought, a message, a feeling and/or humor. Their intentions are to inform. However, with human interaction, juxtaposition, error, editing and the passage of time they can give off new meaning. The following is a collection over a space of a year from San Francisco, Atlanta, Augusta, Ga. Evans, Ga. and North Augusta, S.C.
From top left, to right, descending, a wedding in San Francisco dance floor. Lunch with Phil Mickelson at The Tour Championship in Atlanta. The entire United States for lease and contact info to reach in South Augusta, Ga. An edited sign of encouragement at Evans High School. A horse entering James Brown Arena for the annual Futurity event. A cigarette shop on the border of North Augusta, S.C. A suggestion box at The Augusta Chronicle newsroom in Augusta, Ga. And the sweet irony of shopping cart littering the "Do Not Block, Fire Exit" at a Wal-Mart in North Augusta, S.C.
Here's a long-term self-project I'm accomplishing slowly on my own time for a superficial coffee table book one day.
I've always thought it was funny how taboo it is to photograph signs as a photojournalist, since I love them, I wanted to document how human interaction plays into messages in society.
More of a psychology project and the fact it's refreshing to do something just for me and balance the serious other stuff with humor.
Just wanted to give you all (or y'all) a sneek preview.