I was attracted to photographing people in bars because it was a reality that lent itself well to manipulation by framing, by taking things out of context. Like the snippets of overheard conversation in bars, glimpses of peoples gestures and expressions were just as suggestive, just as confounding. The people became actors without a stage in a sort of visual play I created to reflect my personal experiences of nighttime, of bars, of an irrational side of life.
"Midway along the journey of our life I woke to find myself in some dark woods, for I had wandered off from the straight path. How hard it is to tell what it was like, this wood of wilderness, savage and stubborn - the thought of it brings back all my old fears." - Dante, The Inferno, Canto I