I have an open-ended practice of taking my camera out in public with no particular goal in mind. These photographs are shot in Los Angeles, my home for 12 years, and also in Washington State where I grew up. Typically, private space is a refuge from public life, but in Los Angeles and especially with new technologies the lines are blurred. The way people comport themselves in public is an endless source of fascination. I like to mix unposed images of strangers, posed shots of people I know, and shots of people I don’t know who I’ve asked to sit for a photograph. When I study those images together, I consider the relationship between looking at people and actually knowing them. The images I am most drawn to blur the line between candid photographs and portraits.