When I first moved Austin in 2006, I started exploring the city via bicycle. One of the things that I kept finding in my viewfinder were cranes. The city was beginning to grow up, literally. During this time, The W Hotel, The Spring, 360 Condos, The Austonian and The Monarch were all being built and Las Manitas was torn down. In 2008 I moved to Brooklyn. Upon returning to Texas at the end of 2010, I noticed a lot had changed in Austin, the faces, the skyline, the population. I once again started documenting the city and soon discovered the rapid pace at which Austin was changing, so many things disappearing—landmarks, art, open space—within the short span of my discovery or notice. It feels as though the sidewalk at times is being erased behind me as I ride over it; Join me on my quest to document the disappearing, changing and growing Austin.
Arms of Progress….project features photos from October 2006 to present day (minus 2.5 years when Kate and I moved to Brooklyn, New York 2008-2010).
Like Austin, this series is in progress…come back often.