Wyman Street, Atlanta

Monster

Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, written during the Industrial Revolution, created a brand new mythical creature – the man-made monster. This series documents the urban “street trees” found in American southern cities that have seen recent explosive growth.  The idea of an actual turf war waging unnoticed on city streets captured my imagination and I began to photograph these trees as portraits, showing how their efforts to survive recurrent attacks formed their grotesque shapes.