This series is a response to my love of vernacular architectural forms. For several years, I’ve been moving in and around various Seattle neighborhoods, and have fallen in love with the charm of houses I wish I owned, over and over again.

Most photographers at some point photograph their environments, and I am no exception. Instead of a more traditional documentary approach, I wanted to suggest the purity of what these places represent: not just shelter, but their specific impact on me: an ideal, a dream, a goal, and as a perpetual renter, one not yet achieved.

By keeping the subject unfocused, this allows the reading of each image to be less precise. These are anonymous places – fine details, which are unimportant, have been left out to make the images more generic and open to interpretation.