The series "Kensington Blues" was taken with a 4x5 camera to capture people of North Philly who take part in frowned upon activities like prostitution or drug use.
There is a significance to these photos because the area the photos are made used to be a diverse, working community in the textile industry. After industrial restructuring in the mid 20th century led to an economic decline which resulted in high unemployment and population loss.
Now that I have a better understanding of the thought process before making a picture I appreciate not only the portraiture aspect of it but the framing around the person, the color interaction, the and shadows and highlights. All these characteristics help direct my eyes over the whole image instead of just the person.