photographs I value most―whether mine of someone else's―are found images that continue to develop on repeated viewing over time. They contain elements or meaning  that could not have been created by the photographer because they were not recognized or appreciated at the time they were recorded.

The image shown above is cut from one of my favorite photographs of one of my favorite places: the D.C. Tire Repair Shop on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia (now defunct).  While preparing this statement, I was drawn by yet another question about this image: what in the ghetto is COMPUTER Speed BALANCE? I found the answer in a later image.

The non-fiction photographs posted on this web site have been pathways to discovery for me. Presented here is the work of an honest tourist.