I’ve spent countless hours exploring the streets of my city San Francisco and taking photos of whatever caught my eye. But more and more I noticed small details on walls and on the sidewalks and wanted to capture them. I decided I needed to get a macro lens and I spent months shooting only close-up views of the city. I began wandering into parts of the city I found the most interesting like the Tenderloin where the patina of the city really jumps out at you. By shooting up close, I began to notice the beauty of graffiti. Markings on walls and window reflections fascinated me. It was a world I had never noticed before since I was always too far away.