a charlotte street 15 year anniversary project considering the history and future of artist-driven pioneering in Kansas City and the changing nature of the city's "frontiers"
My first impressions came from within a car as I passed through on the drive home each night…. the Kansas City Power & Light District was unexplored territory for me. When I first started this project I decided to shoot during my lunch hours, as I work near by. I knew lunch was not what the area was known for but I was curious to tour. The first few trips were revealing, but low on the scale of excitement. It wasn’t until a few days before the March basketball tournament that I began to see the potential of this space. Growing up in a town that hosted the State Fair every year, I quickly recognized the anticipation in the air. Vendors began to set up, businesses stocked up, and curious spectators cruised up and around the area. I walked with camera in hand and watched the transformation. It was now clear; the Power & Light District was truly a public event space. The streets were shut down, the people flocked in, and the life of the district peaked.