Before Mass (Version 1)

Large changes that happen suddenly are easy to notice, but small changes that happen over a longer period of time are less obvious. This book is a collection of images examining a year’s worth of change in a single neighborhood. Captured between 7am and 8am  during 20 minute walks before going to daily mass at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw Michigan, patterns started to develop. I did not set out with the intention of recording the change so much as observing the subtleties of the neighborhood. The slight alterations from day to day surfaced in a natural way. Whether a shift in light or change of season, the neighborhood’s life became easy to take for granted and disregard, but it is precisely the small incremental alterations that provide the fabric of a dynamic environment and evidence of life.